This year, guests who want to meet some of the ‘real’ ghosts of Barkerville’s hair-raising past can book an unforgettable night at the St. George B&B – Barkerville’s famously ‘haunted’ hotel. For more information or to reserve the ‘haunted room’ call 1-888-246-7690, or visit www.barkerville.ca/barkerville_halloween.htm.
Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in the world, dating back over two thousand years. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31st the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped, and that the deceased could come back to life. Traditional activities of this holiday include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting ‘haunted houses’ and carving Jack-O’-Lanterns. Today, Halloween is celebrated in many countries and regions of the world including South America, Europe, Japan and other parts of East Asia.