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Vancouver’s Most Haunted
Supernatural Encounters in BC's Terminal City
By (author): Ian Gibbs



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Paperback , Trade


Oct 04, 2021
$20.00 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 in

Page Count:

192 pages


b&w photographs
TouchWood Editions
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Supernatural (incl. Ghosts)
Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal|Ghosts and poltergeists|British Columbia South Coast: Greater Vancouver|Hallowe’en

In his new collection of ghost stories, Ian Gibbs combs the Terminal City for its spooks and apparitions, from Gastown to Grouse Mountain, West Van to New West.

In his new collection of ghost stories, ghost-walk guide and podcaster Ian Gibbs investigates the greater Vancouver area in search of the city’s paranormal. These thirty stories cover more famous hauntings like Waterfront Station and the Orpheum Theatre as well as private houses and the apartments of friends and readers. Gibbs’s research style balances history, personal experience, and input from residents, employees, local mediums, and paranormal experts. Among others, you’ll learn about

  • the footsteps at the Irish Heather
  • the spirited tunnels at Riverview
  • the pranksters of Hycroft Manor
  • the haunted washrooms at the Alibi Room
  • the ghost of Grace Ceperley at Fairacres Mansion
  • the murmurings at the Cannery
  • and “The Tall” and “The Small” of the Royal Crown Castle

From Gastown to Grouse Mountain, West Van to New West, Gibbs combs the Terminal City for its apparitions and presents his findings in a conversational style that meets readers where they are, whether history enthusiast, interested skeptic, or supernaturally sensitive.

  • From author of Victoria's Most Haunted, and tour guide for Victoria's popular Ghostly Walks
  • 30 ghost tales from the Greater Vancouver area from popular sites and buildings, as well as private houses and the apartments of friends and readers. Black and white photography for 85% of the stories.
  • balances history, personal experience, and input from residents, employees, local mediums, and paranormal experts.
  • 2300 followers on Instagram (@ghoststoryguy), 1.3 followers on Facebook (/GhostStoryGuyAuthor)
  • Former co-host of the Ghost Story Guys Podcast, which has a listen score of 54/100 (the estimated popularity of this podcast compared to other public podcasts in the world on a scale from 0 to 100. The higher, the more popular. Calculated from 1st and 3rd party data. Updated monthly.)

Ian Gibbs was born in the United Kingdom and emigrated to Canada when he was young. He has a passion for history and the paranormal, and has always been fascinated by storytelling, ghosts, and hauntings. He lived in several city centres across the country before settling in Victoria—arguably one of the most haunted places in Canada—where he acts as a guide for Victoria’s popular Ghostly Walks tours. He is the creator and host of the podcast Ghosts 'n Bears, and author of Victoria’s Most Haunted: Ghost Stories of BC’s Historic Capital City and Vancouver’s Most Haunted: Supernatural Encounters in BC’s Terminal City.

Media + Publicity:

  • Print features, excerpts, and review coverage in Vancouver Sun, BC Magazine, BC Bookworld, BC Living, Georgia Straight, The Province, The Pacific Rim Review of Books, The Orsmby Review, Vancouver Is Awesome, Vancouver Magazine, Monday Magazine, Montecristo Magazine, Superstitious Times
  • Broadcast interviews and coverage on CBC BC, CBC North by Northwest, CBC On the Coast, CityNews Vancouver, CKNW Vancouver, CTV Morning Live Vancouver, Global Morning News Vancouver, CKWX News
  • Social Media Strategy for all channels (IG, FB, Twitter):
    • Pre-pub: Cover reveal on @GhostStoryGuy (author social) and TWE, one month announcement, one week announcement
    • Upon publication: On-sale Announcement, Social videos of author readings
  • Giveaway and promotion via social media, focusing on Halloween time 49th Shelf, Lambda Literary, BookRiot
  • Potential blurbs from Barbara Smith (ghost story author), Mike Browne (co-host of the Dark Poutine podcast)

Marketing + Promo:

  • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
  • Social media campaigns, blogger outreach, digital collateral for online use
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
  • Excerpts available
  • Electronic ARCs

Marketing + Promo Deliverables:

  • Electronic Galley
  • Press release
  • Poster
  • Post cards
  • Social media images / banners

BISAC Codes:

  • OCC023000 | BODY, MIND and SPIRIT / Supernatural (incl. Ghosts)
  • OCC029000 | BODY, MIND and SPIRIT / Unexplained Phenomena

BISAC Regional Themes:

  • Vancouver

BISAC Merchandising Themes:

  • HL070 | HOLIDAY / Halloween

For more information contact
[email protected]

"Ian Gibbs has done it again! Vancouver’s Most Haunted is full to the brim with spooky, spine-tingling, supernatural tales. He’s once again found the perfect balance of history and mystery; sure to intrigue readers everywhere, especially those who think they know the huge, vibrant city of Vancouver. You’re in for a treat with Gibbs’s intriguing and well-researched book.” —Barbara Smith, author of Great Canadian Ghost Stories, Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada, and Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast

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