Doors Open Winnipeg – Unofficial Haunted Edition 2018

Doors Open Winnipeg – Unofficial Haunted Edition 2018

Doors Open Winnipeg is a FREE city-wide celebration of Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history. Each year, visitors are encouraged to explore Winnipeg’s past at over 90 unique events and tours located throughout the city.

Disclaimer:  Winnipeg for Free is not associated with Doors Open Winnipeg and its organizer, Heritage Winnipeg, and this list is not endorsed by them. This list is meant for entertainment purposes only.  Tour guides may or may not mention of any paranormal activity.

Some of the Most haunted places in Winnipeg are among the buildings featured at Open Doors.  Fans of the paranormal might want to check out a walking tour and a few buildings during the event.  With the exception of the Haunted History Walking Tour, tour guides at other locations might not mention of any paranormal activity but if you want to add a little spin and adrenaline to your tour, the 10 buildings listed below after the walking tour are the places to go.


Haunted History Walking Tour

In regards to the weather forecast: All walking tours will go on as scheduled if there is light rain. Tours will be cancelled in the event of very heavy downpours or thunderstorms.

Join one of Winnipeg’s most experienced guides and author of the book Haunted History: Ghost Stories from the Heart of the Continent on a tour of haunted history. The walk will combine historical fact with ghost stories connected to three well-known Winnipeg buildings. Starting at Vaughan Street Jail, the tour will proceed to the Manitoba Legislature and conclude at Dalnavert Museum on Carlton Street. Tours will run at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm both days and are 45 minutes long. Maximum of 30 people per tour – contact the Heritage Winnipeg office at info@heritagewinnipeg.com or 204.942.2663 to register. Registration ends on Friday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m.

This tour is fully booked.  

May 27, 2017 & May 28, 2017

Saturday: 10:30am & 1:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am & 1:30pm


Gabrielle Roy House

There have been reports from volunteers of childlike steps being heard on the staircases even when the house is empty. Lucienne Chateauneuf,the executive director of the museum, commented that when her grandchildren came to visit at the museum they would sometimes behave strangely. On one occasion her young grandson was visiting the museum and starting to talk or babble to himself and seemed to be talking to someone no one else could see.

Source:  Komus, Matthew.  Haunted Winnipeg.  Adobe Epub, Great Plains Publications, (2015, April 14). Haunted Winnipeg. page 25

375 Rue Deschambault

May 26, 2018 & May 27, 2018
Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm


Seven Oaks House Museum

Staff have displayed the toys and dolls in a certain way only to come back the next day and find everything moved about. It was asif the oys had been played with, even though the building was closed and alarmed for the night. Other guides have told of seeing the foot-powered sewing machine start working by itself. The grandmother clock has also been know to wind itself up.

Source:  Komus, Matthew.  Haunted Winnipeg.  Adobe Epub, Great Plains Publications, (2015, April 14). Haunted Winnipeg. page 25

50 Mac Street

May 26, 2018 & May 27, 2018
Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm


Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboi

Over the years the summer students have witnessed a number of unexplained events in the house. The events include doors slamming shut by themselves even when there is no breeze. Open windows have also slammed shut even though the windows are very tight to open and in some cases have even had rise up and then slam shut without anyone touching it. Staff have locked the house up for the night only to come back the next morning to find chairs and other items have been moved around.

Source:  Komus, Matthew.  Haunted Winnipeg.  Adobe Epub, Great Plains Publications, (2015, April 14). Haunted Winnipeg. page 91

3180 Portage Avenue

May 26, 2018
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:30pm


Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum in Winnipeg

Apparitional sounds of monks chanting, children running and playing and a full choir of women singing. Taps turn on and off on their own, doors open and close by themselves as well as some reports of them resisting being opened. Other paranormal activities are light anomalies, a feeling of being watched, and lights flickering.

Source:  Martin. (2015, October 5).   The Most Haunted Places in Canada: Manitoba Edition. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/73X1VG

494 Tache Avenue

May 26, 2018
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm


Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg

The paranormal activities are spectral applauding from empty seats, two hundred pound steel doors moving by themselves, disembodied voices and whispers, doors creak open and close including the kicked out of a wedge of wood that was used to block a door open, dogs barking at invisible material and light anomalies.

Source:  Martin. (2015, October 5).   The Most Haunted Places in Canada: Manitoba Edition. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/73X1VG

364 Smith Street

May 26, 2018 & May 27, 2018
Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm





The Marlborough Hotel

On Jan. 24, 2015, a woman submitted a report to McKay about an apparition she saw in one of the Marlborough Hotel’s bathrooms. (Bryan Scott/Flickr)

“[She] saw a ghost of a woman walking from the stairwell wearing old period clothing. She followed the ghostly apparition from the stairs to the bathrooms near the main entrance,” McKay said.

“The woman saw the apparition walk into the stall, close the door halfway and then she saw her vanish.”

The Marlborough Hotel was built in 1914 and later used as a military barracks during the First World War, but most of what is left of the original structure has been rebuilt.

Source:  CBC News (2015, October 29).  Local haunts: Paranormal Investigator Names Manitoba’s top spots.  Retrieved from https://goo.gl/wkTj8w

331 Smith Street

Open Doors Hours:

May 26, 2018
Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg

This building was opened in 1919 unfinished and seven million dollars over budget. Even today, elevator shafts remain empty. The hallway to the right of the grand staircase is an area known for its paranormal activity. Ben, a 27-year veteran security guard at the legislature had always felt out of place when he entered an office room on the second floor. One evening, several mediums informed him that in that office, the specters of three men have meetings every night. They asked that Ben would knock and stop interrupting their meeting. Ben now knocks every night. Another apparitional figure known to haunt this legislative is a man in a suit with a top hat often seen on the grand staircase.

Source:  Martin. (2015, October 5).   The Most Haunted Places in Canada: Manitoba Edition. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/73X1VG

450 Broadway

May 26, 2018 & May 27, 2018
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Saint Boniface Cathedral

The Saint Boniface Cathedral was damaged in a fire in 1968. Now, people report paranormal activity around the cathedral and cemetery.

Source:  Orlick, Kim. (2017, March 10). 11 Allegedly Haunted Spots You Can Explore In Manitoba. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/kLlZsW

180 avenue de la Cathédrale

May 27, 2018
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm


DALNAVERT MUSEUM AND VISITOR CENTRE

Canadas first Prime Minister’s son once lived here. People have reported the spirit’s here to be friendly. So if you’re more of a Casper fan, then this is your go to!

Source:  Orlick, Kim. (2017, March 10). 11 Allegedly Haunted Spots You Can Explore In Manitoba. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/kLlZsW

61 Carlton Street

May 26, 2018 & May 27, 2018
Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm


VAUGHN STREET JAIL

Vaughan Street Jail, circa 1881, is the oldest public building in Winnipeg. It was originally a makeshift jailhouse and a setting for hangings, and is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of some of the hanged men, who have been known to show up as floating apparitions.

Source:  Haunted Places, Retrieved from https://goo.gl/YZMK3Z

61 Carlton Street

May 26, 2018 & May 27, 2018
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm






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