A friendly phantasm frolicking in USask's Convocation Hall (credit: submitted)

Diefenbaker Canada Centre gears up for annual USask Ghost Tours

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (USask) stands as a testament to over a century of remarkable history, marked by a fusion of architectural grandeur and academic excellence. Lurking beneath the surface are some well-kept secrets and tales of paranormal activity that await discovery.

Each October, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) at USask hosts its annual ghost tour, a night-time walking tour covering more than 15 sites across the campus. Many of the stories shared are based on well-known USask legends, such as the Murray Library’s first librarian, who is particularly unkind to those with overdue books! Over the years, attempts have been made to debunk these stories, yet when it comes spirits, certainty remains elusive.

“Our staff eagerly looks forward to hosting ghost tours every fall,” said Kirsten Falzarano, program and outreach co-ordinator for the DCC. “This event is so much fun, and the tour gets better every year as new details are added. What’s even more interesting is that we often learn about many new ghostly encounters from the tour participants, who are excited to share stories they’ve heard or even their own experiences.”

Ghost tours run nightly from Monday, October 23 through Tuesday, October 31. Additionally, a special spooky tour for children (ages 7-12) is set for October 28 and 30, which includes a family-friendly ghost tour and a scavenger hunt in the Diefenbaker gallery. Participants are welcome to dress in their Halloween costumes and experience the USask campus like never before.

To purchase your tickets, please visit our website or contact the DCC (dief.centre@usask.ca) for more information.


For media inquiries, contact:
Joan Aquino
Diefenbaker Canada Centre