Wednesday, 1 June 2011
The St. John's Haunted Hike turns 14!
1997 was the year of the John Cabot celebrations in Newfoundland. According to legend, heresay, and the provincial tourism department, John Cabot had landed in Bonavista (and definitely NOT Cape Breton) five hundred years before. The Matthew sailed into port, tourists descended, and I started a little summer business called the St. John's Haunted Hike.
Fourteen years later, the Hike is still going strong. We've just started up our season, with people already showing up in the cold and drizzle to hear our stories. So, if you are downtown these evenings, you'll likely see myself, or one of my long-time guides Dave Walsh or Steve O'Connell, leading a group of tourists and fans of the paranormal from site to haunted site.
Hope you'll join us!
The Hike runs every Sunday to Thursday evening at 9:30 pm from the stone steps of the Anglican Cathedral on Church Hill. Tickets are $10, with no need to book in advance.
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I have participated in ghost walks in many places and the St. John's Haunted Hike is, without a doubt, one of the best. The good Reverend Jarvis masterfully brings to life the stories of mystery and mayhem of this old city. This hike was the inspiration for me to start one in my home state of North Carolina. Congratulations, Dale, on 14 years!
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