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Abandoned St. Eugene Mine

Located on the shores of Moyie Lake, the town of Moyie BC was once famous for the huge St. Eugene Mine, which can still be seen from the highway. In the 1890s a valuable deposit of Lead and Silver ore was discovered on the slopes above the south end of the lake. Soon a mine and not long after a town was established at this location. The ore was discovered by a native fellow, who was encouraged to search for this type of material by a local Catholic Priest (from the St. Eugene Mission – hence the mine's name). The claims here were staked by and were owned by the church for a short time before the property was sold to a mining syndicate under the name St. Eugene Consolidated Mining Company Limited. Later the giant Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company (Cominco – now called Teck) bought the property.

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Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site

Leitch Collieries was one of the largest and most ambitious coal mines in the early history of the Crowsnest Pass. Established in 1907, it was the only coal company in the Pass completely Canadian owned and operated. A ‘colliery’ is a coal mining and processing plant. All of the major mines in the Crowsnest Pass had surface operations where coal was cleaned and graded prior to loading it onto railway cars for shipping, and some operated coke ovens, where coal was superheated without allowing it to burn, producing coke used in the steel industry. The collieries in the Crowsnest Pass were big operations with large impressive structures of stone, brick and wood, each with their own power-generating stations and even their own towns. Leitch Collieries even had its own sandstone quarry, used in the construction of its facilities. Despite less than ten years of active mining, the facilities at Leitch Collieries were impressive structures built to last. Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site is located on Highway 3, about 3.5km east of Bellevue. Designated as a Provincial Historic Site, its remaining structures were stabilized, walking trails established and informative displays were installed. Interpretive staff are on site between May 15 and Labour Day. This fascinating site provides a good insight into the large support plant needed for a major coal mining operation a century ago.

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Website: http://www.leitchcollieries.ca/

Location: Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

BOSWELL BOTTLE HOUSE

The Glass House, built by David H. Brown, is located on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia near the rural locality of Boswell, British Columbia. Built in 1952, it is constructed of approximately 500,000 empty embalming fluid bottles, which would have otherwise been discarded as waste.

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Location: 11341 BC-3A, Sanca, BC V0B 1A2

SANDON BC GHOST TOWN

Sandon is a ghost town in southern British Columbia, Canada, home to Western Canada's oldest continuously operating hydroelectric station. Sandon has also become a graveyard for a fleet of abandoned transit buses which originally operated throughout Canada, but now call Sandon their final resting place.

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Location: Sandon, BC

ABANDONED GOLD NUGGET MOTEL (Yale, British Columbia)

The Gold Nugget Motel and Digger's Gold Nugget Restaurant sit abandoned by the highway in Yale British Columbia. Like many tourist stops, these were abandoned after traffic began to bypass the Gold Rush Train in favor of the new Coquihalla Highway. The hotel suffered a fire in April 2021, but fortunately the only two occupants at the time escaped unharmed.

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Royston Shipwrecks: One of North America's Largest Ship Graveyards

The Royston Wrecks are the remnants of 14 old ships once used as a breakwater to protect the log booming grounds of Comox Harbour.

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Location: Hilton Rd, Royston, BC V9N 9T4

VANCOUVERS SECRET VIEWPOINT & (Not So) SECRET TREEHOUSE

Tucked away within Montrose Park in Burnaby is Vancouvers secret viewpoint, a treehouse which provides a unique and spectacular view of Vancouver's Iron Workers Memorial Bridge.

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Location: 3714-4088,3751-3999 Montrose St, Burnaby, BC

HAUNTED VANCOUVER: GHOSTS OF THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY

The Old Spaghetti Factory opened in Vancouver's Gastown in 1970. Located in a historic building and filled with historic artifacts, the restaurant is also known to be home to at least four playful spirits.

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Location: 53 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1

ABANDONED HEADQUARTERS MILL

The abandoned Headquarters Mill was built as a rough timber mill in 1912-1913. Despite being fully equipped, however, the mill was never used for reasons that remain unclear. Some say the mill was only built so that the company could gain certain concessions from the provincial government. The recession of 1913 may have led the company to abandon it. Parts from the mill were later used to build a new mill in Courtenay.

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Location: Comox-Strathcona C, BC V9J 1N5

ABANDONED STONE BUTTER CHURCH

The abandoned Stone Butter Church in Duncan BC is 150 years old and has sat unused for most of its existence. This church was highlighted in a 1931 Ripley's Believe It or Not article which made claims of hauntings, and that those involved in it's construction all died under mysterious circumstances.

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Abandoned Mini Golf Course (Coombs BC)


Coombs BC, best known for the Old Country Market and Goats on a Roof, was once home to a Captain Billy's Adventure Golf. Years later, this abandoned mini golf course still stands in a state of decay and is gradually taken back by nature.

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Abandoned WWII Buildings: Point Grey Battery

The remains of the abandoned WWII buildings are still visible at Point Grey on the grounds of the University of British Columbia. Port Grey Battery was a World War II defense installation constructed to help secure the Vancouver harbor from incoming ships. The location of the Port Grey Battery is now home to the UBC Museum of Anthropology, but the historic remains can still be found just outside and down below on Tower Beach.

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Haunted Vancouver: Waterfront Station Ghosts

Vancouver's Waterfront Station, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), opened in 1914 as the Pacific terminus for the CPR's transcontinental passenger trains. Today, Waterfront Station is a major intermodal public transportation facility in Vancouver. Although 12 million people pass through the building annually, this historic building is also known to be one of Downtown Vancouver's most haunted locations with workers and patrons experiencing a variety of spectral and poltergeist activity at the hands of Waterfront's several resident ghosts.

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Location: 601 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1

Nearly Abandoned International Village Mall

Located on prime real estate in Downtown Vancouver sits the nearly abandoned International Village Mall. This dying mall is has space for over sixty stores, but is mostly empty except for a movie theaters, a half filled food court, a few shops and electronics kiosks and a Catfe.

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Website: http://www.internationalvillagemall.ca/

Location: 88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9

GAS WORKS PARK

Historic Industrial buildings in Seattle's Gas Works Park Gas Works Park in Seattle Washington is a public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant, located on the north shore of Lake Union at the south end of the Wallingford neighborhood. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 2, 2013.

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Website: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/gas-works-park

Location: 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103, United States

TOP 10 LOST ATTRACTIONS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

Universal Studios Hollywood started offering tours to the public when it first opened back in 1915. We're taking a look back the the Top 10 Lost Attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood. including some amazing rides, live shows and other attractions base on movies produced by Universal, such as Backdraft, Back to the Future, Terminator 2, E.T., King Kong and more.

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Website: https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/

Location: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, United States

ASHCROFT CHINESE CEMETERY

Colorful mosaic of Chinese dragon

The Ashcroft Chinese Cemetery was developed by the CPR over 100 years ago with 49 visible grave sites. The first Chinese burial in the public cemetery (end of Railway) seems to have taken place in the early 1940’s. Prior to that all Chinese seem to be buried in the cemetery, or their bodies shipped back to China. Some were also probably exhumed and sent back to China, a custom that was practiced at the time. In 2005 the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Rotary and Ashcroft and District Lions took on the task of cleaning the graveyard up.

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Location: Barnes Rd, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0

LYTTON BC: HISTORIC GOLD RUSH PIONEER CEMETERY

historic stone, marble and wooden gravestones resting in the grass at Lytton Pioneer Cemetery Hidden beneath tall grasses, amid the pine needles, existed a gold mine of history. In 1986 the Village of Lytton BC decided to uncover and explore one of their greatest treasures. With little information to go by and no map of the cemetery or grave markers, it was a matter of mining history in the dark. Many volunteers helped clear the site revealing the markers. Every gravestone or marker was then examined in detail and individual photos were taken.

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MEMORIAL GARDEN: PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE

stone gravestones set onto memorial markers commemorating provincial hospital for the insane in New Westminster British Columbia Woodlands Memorial Garden is the resting place of 3,300 former residents of Woodlands Institution (Formerly Provincial Lunatic Asylum / Provincial Hospital for the Insane) and Essondale (a psychiatric hospital in Coquitlam).

When the cemetery was closed in 1977, the grave stones were ordered to be removed and reused as construction materials. Eventually, 620 headstones were recovered and incorporated into a series walls in the Garden. As the majority of headstones were never found, 34 black granite panels show the names of individuals noted in cemetery records.

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Fraser River Heritage Park & Pioneer Cemetery

O.M.I. Cemetery sign reading: Dedicated to the memory of the pioneers at Fraser River Heritage Park The Fraser River Heritage Park is a large park located on the former site of St. Mary’s Indian Residential School in Mission, British Columbia. The park has a panoramic view of the Fraser River Valley and Mount Baker. Special features of the park are the foundations of the school buildings, the original orchard, the heritage plants in the rhododendron and rose gardens, and the reconstructed Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) Cemetery is currently on the eastern edge of the Fraser River Heritage Park and is still in use as a cemetery today. The cemetery was the burial site for the priests, nuns, and students of the St. Mary's Mission and Residential School and for many years it was the only cemetery in the area.

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Website: https://www.mission.ca/municipal-hall/departments/parks-recreation-and-culture/fraser-river-heritage-park/

Location: 7494 Mary St, Mission, BC V2V 6Y9