May 23, 2009

Ghost towns

Sandon is an abandoned town just east of New Denver in the British Columbia Kootenays. Before leaving home I had hurriedly printed out an introduction to the 'ghost town' but was still startled when i came across it for real. Turn right for the Sandon ghost town the provincial tourist billboard announced. I did. There was a 5km dirt road into the town. An odd mix of modern mining industry and historic relics were at the end of the road. Check out the Sandon historical society.

And the river that saw much gold panning:
sandon III

There was also a large collection of old Vancouver buses. The #10 is still running along Broadway and Granville street today.

sandon II