Saskatchewan’s wide-open prairie is home to a high concentration of haunted locations.
Below we’ve listed Saskatchewan’s most haunted locations for your perusal. Be warned, though, don’t continue reading with the lights off!
1. Moose Head Inn at, Kenosee Lake
After the original owner’s passed away, the location was purchased by Dale Orsted, who shortly after purchasing in 1990 started to witness a lot of paranormal activity.
Staff and guests alike have witnessed several instances of poltergeist activity, including heavy doors swinging wide open and slamming shut and items from the bar being thrown and sometimes moved out of site, only to re-appear later on in the same place they were left.
There’s a common report of disembodied footsteps being heard and thunderous bangs coming from an unknown source. The source of the bangs has never been figured out, and the intensity of this seemed to increase during renovations. When the bangs were heard, the police were called as the owners thought they were being broken into.
2. Kinsmen Park, Prince Albert
The next stop on our journey through the most haunted places in Saskatchewan is Kinsmen Park. If you’re looking for a creepy evening stroll, then Kinsmen Park in Prince Albert is one you want to experience.
A jail was on the site on 28th street that was fully equipped with gallows where many people were executed. Legend says that the last five people hanged at the jail are buried on the park’s grounds, and you can hear their disembodied groans and voices. If you visit the park, sit and listen in silence, you may hear them!
3. Bekevar Church, near Kipling
Bekevar Church, located just outside of Kipling, was built in 1911 for the Hungarian settlers to the area, serving as a focal point for the community. It was designed with the Great church in Debrecen Hungary in mind.
The most common occurrence at this church and cemetery is the bell being rung by unseen hands. Another typical report is of mysterious smells that bear no tie with the location. Many people believe there’s a protective spirit and have felt only good feelings throughout.
4. Kerrobert Court House, Kerrobert
This imposing brick building was built in 1920 by the Provincial Architect Maurice W. Sharon and was the center point for the local community. The courthouse is now home to municipal offices for the town of Kerrobert, but enough about that. Let’s get down to the ghosts!
For years staff members have been reporting the sounds of disembodied whispers emanating from empty rooms and right next to people. The courthouse’s most common occurrence is the sound of disembodied footsteps, with a concentration of activity on the main stairway and the courtroom in the early morning hours.
The story surrounding the hauntings is believed to come from an old skull locked in the evidence room during a murder trial in 1931. Paranormal reports date back to the ’30s too!
5. Darke Hall, Regina
A historic venue for the performing arts, Darke Hall was built back in 1928, and it held its very first concert in 1929. Currently serving as the main music venue for the University of Regina, the hall was for many years the town of Regina’s main concert hall and the home to the Symphony Orchestra of Regina.
Several spirits haunt the halls, but none more infamous than Francis Darke himself, the building’s namesake. He is believed to sneak into shows with many performers witnessing his ghost dressed in the attire correct for the time he was alive. Once the show has ended, he vanishes into thin air!
There are reportedly ghosts of children in the building, making sense as it once served as a schoolhouse where children were quarantined and died after a typhoid epidemic.
6. Gravelbourg School, Gravelbourg
This one-time convent in the small town of Gravelbourg is reportedly extremely haunted. On the fourth floor are the ghosts of ladies known to open and close doors. There’s the ghost of a little boy who went missing.
His apparition appears in the auditorium. The ghost of a little girl is also haunting the building. Her life was cut short after having died from tuberculosis.
7. The Marr Residence, Saskatoon
The Marr Residence is the oldest house still standing on its original site in the whole of Saskatoon. Having been built by Alexnder Marr in 1884, the house is one of the first substantial houses to be recorded in the original Temperance Colony of Saskatoon.
Now a national historic site, the Marr residence was purchased by the City of Saskatoon in 1979 and restored and reopened as a museum that showcases what domestic life was like in the early years of Saskatoon.
It served as a field hospital during the resistance, and a mother who lived there with her family died shortly after giving birth. This provides a good backdrop for the hauntings that have been reported here.
It’s believed to house a few ghosts, the first of which is believed to be the spirit of a man. He’s known to be angry and has been reported to attack and torment women.
The second ghost is a child known on many occasions to appear standing in front of the windows.
Another report could be the angry man, but there have been instances where visitors and staff alike have heard disembodied voices and captured EVPs with the ongoing angry tone and rude remarks.
8. Park Town Hotel, Saskatoon
A middle-aged gentleman haunts the hotel after a tragic accident in the swimming pool. The spirit of a young girl haunts the hotel’s ground floor and is often seen or heard playing the piano.
Once a nightclub, now an event hall, the Cedar Room is said to be a hotbed of paranormal activity.