Cataloguing Canada Post’s Most Haunted Stamps


By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Canada is home to many haunted locations. Some are world-famous, like the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, and others are more well known locally. On Vancouver Island, the site where the Cherry Bank Hotel once stood in Victoria, BC is one and Beban House located in Nanaimo, BC is another. For Canada Post, they have chosen to acknowledge many locations nationwide.

Their upcoming stamp set acknowledges mostly Eastern Canada and hopefully the year after, they can honour the West.

With Halloween around the corner, ’tis the season to get the spooks on all letter mail. In honour of this occasion, Otakunoculture presents a catalogue of previous spotlighted locations (complete with links to each scary story):

You can buy this set here.

Series One (2014)
Official synopsis

Ghost Bride (Banff Springs Hotel),
Banff, Alberta
Ghost Train (Headless Conductor),
St. Louis, Saskatchewan
Ghost Soldiers (Fort George),
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Louis de Buade (Le Château Frontenac),
Quebec City, Quebec
Ghost Ships (Northumberland Strait),
PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

Designed by Lionel Gadoury and Terry Popik. Context Creative Illustration by Sam Weber.

You can buy this set here.

Series Two (2015)
Official synyopsis

Headless Brakemen (Gastown),
Vancouver, BC
Red River Ox Cart (Fort Garry),
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Grey Lady (Halifax Citadel),
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Marie-Josephte Corriveau (Point Levis),
Quebec City, Quebec
Bessie Gideon (Caribou Hotel),
Carcross, Yukon

Designed by Lionel Gadoury and Kammy Ahuja. Context Creative Illustration by Sam Weber.

You can buy this set here.

Series Three (2016)

Bell Island Hag,
Newfoundland / Labrador
Dungarvon Whooper,
Dungarvon River, New Brunswick
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre,
Toronto, Ontario
Lady in White (Montmorency Falls),
Quebec City, Québec
Phantom Bell Ringers,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Designed by Lionel Gadoury and Context Creative Illustration by Sam Weber.

The five-colour stamps feature holographic foil effects, making them as spooky as the terrifying tales they depict.

Author: Ed Sum

I'm a freelance videographer and entertainment journalist (Absolute Underground Magazine, Two Hungry Blokes, and Otaku no Culture) with a wide range of interests. From archaeology to popular culture to paranormal studies, there's no stone unturned. Digging for the past and embracing "The Future" is my mantra.

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