Halifax Citadel's 'Grey Lady' gets her own stamp

Haunting an envelope near you soon

Haunting an envelope near you soon

The story goes that she has been seen around the Halifax Citadel for generations. And now you might see her in the mail.

The ghost of the "Grey Lady" has been selected by Canada Post to be featured in their latest set of stamps devoted to ghost stories across Canada. 

The Halifax stamp in Canada Post's new set featuring Canadian ghost stories (Canada Post)

The legend of the Grey Lady is a common tale on Halifax ghost tours. Her spirit wanders the historic site, mourning her lost love, smelling of roses and wearing a 19th-century dress.

Canada Post said it selected four other ghost stories for its collection of stamps: 

  • In Vancouver: The ghosts that haunt Waterfront Station and the surrounding Gastown neighbourhood, said to be home to more ghosts than any other area in Canada.
  • In Manitoba: In 1903, soldiers at Fort Garry claimed to have seen phantoms driving a cart pulled by a team of oxen.
  • In Quebec: Marie-Josephte Corriveau of Levis was executed on charges of murder in 1763. Her soul was said to walk the road at night, grabbing passers-by with her claw-like hands as she opened her blood-red eyes.
  • In the Yukon: The Caribou Hotel was built at the start of the Klondike gold rush and is said to be haunted by late hotel co-owner Bessie Gideon's ghost.


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