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Old 02-29-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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Local Ghost Towns

So we're all familiar with Britannia, Three Valley Gap and Barkerville, but do we have any sort of ghost towns in BC (island included) that are basically just abandoned towns that aren't set up as a tourist destination?

I've done a quick search and looked briefly through Wiki's BC Ghost Town directory (List of ghost towns in British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) but I didn't really find anything i was looking for.

Any suggestions on places to check out?
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im interested too.. sounds like it could be fun...

the one in maple ridge Webster's Corner, isnt really a ghost town, Googles street view shows an elementry school, so its not really a ghost town as its still have residents.. it just has some abandoned shops..
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Do you want easily accessible or 4x4 only? Kettle Valley Railroad is quite interesting and easily accessible. There are a lot of abandoned settlements along the way eg Brookmere.

If you are interested in ghost towns in BC, do take a look into BC's mining and railway history. You will be able to find what you are looking for

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I used to live in a mining area south of nanaimo, and while traversing through the forest around my house I found an old school and some other stuff.. that was fascinating and kind of got me interested in history
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places like abandoned houses, shops and so on.. with the rolling hay around haha
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Leechtown on the island isn't much more than a clearing now, there's no structures left.

I'd hardly consider Tulameen a ghost town either, people live there year round and the population gets huge in the summer.
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I'd hardly consider Tulameen a ghost town either, people live there year round and the population gets huge in the summer.
That's a nice area for exploring. Nearby, you'll find an almost ghost town, Coalmont. Near that, there's a few ghost towns, like Granite City, and Blakeburn.
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I wish we had a place like Salton City close by. seems like the coolest/eeriest place to take pictures.

+1 for the kettle valley railroad.
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Ouuu, Salton would make for a nice trip!
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You guys talking about these ghost towns have me intriged. How off-road equipped does my truck need to be?
It sounds like it would be a neet trip to take the wife on in the summer.
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RS cruise+photoshoot at a ghost town would be awesome
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In most cases no much on the automotive side.. however you should bring along decent amount of equipment like harness etc in case you want to scale things... CB radio is handy especially since a lot of these places won't have cell service... pretty much be prepared to extract yourself if you get stuck so a winch etc would be handy. I can't stress enough.. learn and practise how to use the equipment before you venture out to the boonies.

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It sounds like it would be a neet trip to take the wife on in the summer.

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Recovery straps will be your friend, winches are cool but straps work just fine in most scenarios. That being said, the use of any sort of recovery equipment is all preventable. My driving style when I'm alone and when I'm with another truck are so completely different.

Most of the ghost towns for what I've seen are pretty much easily accessible off logging roads, the worst obstacles being cross ditches and over grown bushes (leading to custom pinstriping). Worst case being a wash out.
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Ideally Im looking for a place that's relatively accessible by car, though I do have access to a 4x4 if necessary. I've been to Coalmont and Tullameen, but it was summer time and they were absolutely packed. I'll definitely check out the mining and railroad history for little known locations. Thanks everyone.
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I want to go check out some remote ones close by in my truck. the ones by cars I'm sure are not close to as good
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Britannia should be fun this time of year...
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check out this page on facebook. couple guys from BCJeepClub started it.

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I've never been, should we set something up?
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Goldbridge and its surrounding area and abandoned mines are my favorite
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slightly unrelated but does anyone know of some cool local places for urban explorations? Abandoned factories, deserted schools etc. I found this page on wikipedia while readin about the skytrain tunnels downtown. Apparently back in the day when false creek was an industrial area the train yard on terminal went through a tunnel under downtown and connected with the railyard near the seabus. When they created the skytrain they used the old tunnel as a guideway. This is the old entrance which is now behind costco
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