Tag Archives: Alberta

Vincent Bonnay and the Hidden Lives of Ghost Towns

A few weeks back I mentioned we visited Rowley with journalists Johnnie Bachusky and Vincent Bonnay. I occurred to me that I never shared Vincent’s final outcome of his web series on Alberta ghost towns. Here it is! “The hidden … Continue reading

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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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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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