Category Archives: History

Annual Alberta Ghost Town Trip – Part One

Normally we gather every July to spend two days traveling around a section of Alberta as part of the “Ghost Town Convention”. The name is a bit of a misnomer as there are no real convention elements to it, it … Continue reading

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Touring the Alsask Radar Dome

If you have ever driven Alberta Highway 9 / Saskacthewan Highway 7 between Calgary and Saskatoon, you likely have noticed the large white object which sits just north of the highway right on the border between the two provinces. If … Continue reading

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The Mintlaw Viaduct

In this episode, we take our canoes out onto the waters of the Red Deer River and float down to check out an abandoned railway bridge which has not seen a train in almost forty years — the Mintlaw Trestle. … Continue reading

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The Abandoned Cameron Fire Lookout on Mount Burke

I have now visited the Cameron Lookout three times, the first in August of 2006, the second in August of 2011, and now again in 2020. After each visit the physical pain dissipates and the memories of the scenery have … Continue reading

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A Visit to Rowley – “Then and Now”

Rowley, Alberta is one of the most famous ghost towns in the entire province. Continue reading

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