The third installment of the Camp Bison Campout, hosted by Match Girl and Logtec. 21 explorers (and 3 dogs) backpacked into the abandoned Bison Prison in Burwash Ontario to spend a fun filled weekend of UE, camping and shenanigans. Guests came from Toronto, Southern Ontario and Sudbury. The weekend's events included: meeting new people and catching up with old friends, an indoor bonfire (thanks fire ban), drinking, wandering aimlessly, sparklers, exploring, and photography. Highlight of the weekend was a surprise late night candle lit tunnel and basement tour organized by Vital Films. Thanks to everyone who came out to help kick off the summer of 2012!
••Here is the 5th edition of UrbexMalt, the annual urbex meet in Quebec.
131 explorers attended the event, exceeding last year’s 100 guests.
UrbexMalt 2016 was probably the biggest meeting of urban explorers to ever be held in America. This year’s group picture shows 113 explorers, wearing their best attire.
Invitations were sent out amongst the exploring scene in Ontario, and 15 talented explorers made the trip to Montreal for a nice meeting at our exploring Mecca.
Once again, the organizers outdid themselves to give their guests a truly original and unforgettable experience.
Another floor was added to the existing setup, adding 3 new exhibition rooms displaying pictures and artefacts, such as documents and various things found inside the Malt Plant.
Overall a total of 360 pictures were on display, including pictures taken by Daniel Guilbert at the Malt Plant over the years, and the Broom Man (Le Balayeur) series by one of the hosts, Guillaume Clément.
The entrance and every passage and staircaise leading to the reception floor were cleand and brightly lit with the building’s original light fixtures.
A dozen rooms were given a full and deep cleaning, including the repairing and reinstalling of the original light fixtures.
5 couches and numerous chairs and benches were laid to provide an absolute level of confort. The remainder of the previous years’ installations was still present : the fireplace underwent a full lifting and new glass doors to prevent the smoke from entering back inside.
We are proud to pay a tribute to this historic place every year, since it is an emblematic part of our passion. This event gives us the opportunity to gather once a year in order to keep our ties strong, as well as creating new ones with the new explorers in the scene.
• Here is the UrbexMalt 2016 photo album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskKBaepJ • And a video of the evening: https://youtu.be/pnEOhBqdcuI
Here's the 6th edition of UrbexMalt, one of the biggest urban explorers meeting in North America, held once again in Montreal
For the first time this year, the event went international, with guests coming from Australia, USA, UK and of course Canada. This year's event was once again bigger than the previous one, with a total of 180 people who have attended.
Many improvements were done this year, including a huge mural by artist Jean-François Charest, the addition of a cinema room, lighting and ambient effects in the main room, a "fire breathing" performance, stickers made for the occasion, and new artefacts including the building's original blueprints from 1905 and 1930.
The group picture, taken at the same spot every year, was a real challenge to achieve: two levels of 40 feet-long benches were installed to fit the 150 people present on the picture.