Tag Archives: Alberta

Journey to “Tap Town” – Forgotten Roadside History

It was once one of the most popular roadside attractions in the entire province of Alberta but today it is a mostly forgotten piece of local history. This is an overview of how the small town of Nanton, Alberta capitalized … Continue reading

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Alberta Ghost Town Tour – Part II

It took me some time to get around to editing and posting the second half of the 2020 Alberta Ghost Town Tour, but here it is. Now, let me head off a minor controversy which reared its head in the … Continue reading

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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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