A Visit to Rowley – “Then and Now”

The famous “pizza nights” are on hold thanks to the virus, but there is still plenty to see in Rowley, one of the most famous ghost towns in the entire province.

For today’s visit we are joined by Johnnie Bachusky, author, journalist, and longtime friend of DanOCan.com, along with Vincent Bonnay, a videojournalist for Radio-Canada, and Doug Hampton, caretaker of Rowley and treasurer of the Rowley Community Hall Association.

My focus on this trip was to revisit some scenes from the Canadian classic film “Bye Bye Blues” (1989) and see how things have changed since film wrapped more than thirty years ago. I also brought along some photos from previous trips to Rowley and compare them to the scenes of today.

And, naturally, there has to be a little drone flying in there as well as we capture the three classic prairie grain elevators in all their glory under the sunny sky.

It was a great visit and I think you will have some fun checking it out too.

YouTube Video of Rowley, Alberta

Some still images from our day in Rowley are below:

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