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Infiltration Forums > Canada: Alberta / BC > Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house(Viewed 1585 times)
Dimitalus location:
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
 
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Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
< on 8/8/2017 6:08 AM >
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Hey all, I've been exploring on Vancouver Island since i was in high school and I never really took good pictures, I'm no professional photographer and I have a cheap Canon Camera.

Anyways Not sure if this place has been posted, i checked the DB and forums and found nothing.

This house is just one of many abandoned houses in Jordan River.
It's easy to access but very unstable inside; I didn't go to unsafe areas as I was alone.

Jordan river was once a thriving community and has since become almost completely abandoned it was populated by fishermen and miners. Back in 1963 a copper mine flooded causing the salmon (which supported the community) to have 30 times the maximum allowable standard of copper. The town of Jordan river was established sometime around the 1900s its population began an exodus after the aforementioned situation. There is one resident currently living there from what i could pull up and I know that the province has ordered a clean up of the mine in 2016. But nothing has happened yet.

For now these beautiful ocean front homes slowly succumb to the elements and the vandals.


The view as you approach (left side view)


Front entrance


The front yard, used to be a dock here and a ramp, not anymore.


Right side view of house


The front porch on your left


(sorry it's sideways) front porch and balcony on the right.


Inside main entrance, living room?


(through the hole) I believe this is the Family room.


Deck leads out to front balcony


Other side of living room


(ugh side ways..) The door to the kitchen


The kitchen!


(sideways...) The kitchen a bit to the left!


Kitchen Light witht he sexy paint peeling.


Huh wheres this go?


To the bedroom!


had a covered door to the outside in this bedroom


sideways ( window in the hallway to the left of the kitchen showing overgrown back yard!


(sideways) this is to the left of that door just above


The bathroom just off the kitchen


There was no turds in the toilet how odd.


Bathroom ceiling


(sideways) up the stairs in the living room! (had a strange ledge)


(sideways) more stairs


to the left is a Master bedroom


inside the Master bedroom (it was really decayed in here didn't go to that porch This is just above the family room near the strange addition)


Ceiling in the Master bedroom...


Master Bedrooms view.


other side of master bedroom


Second Bedroom on the top floor


(Sideways) Outside second bedrooms doorway


(Sideways) On the wall near second bedrooms entry (how nice)


The strange ledge on the stairs.


Left side of house looking into kitchen


(sideways) Still had connections from power pole.


The two car detached garage


Inside the garage!

There was a basement but its hard to get too and I was alone, and the back yard was severely overgrown.

Sorry for the sideways pictures I corrected them on my PC but when I uploaded them it switched them back....

If there are any people on Vancouver Island who'd like to join me I know about 100-150 abandoned places on the island. (some have been demolished I fear though)







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Before my current employment I worked with antiques, so I have a general knowledge of older items.

"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel"
flySparro location:
Alberta, Canada
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 1 on 8/8/2017 8:34 AM >
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Posted by Dimitalus
Anyways Not sure if this place has been posted, i checked the DB and forums and found nothing.

This house is just one of many abandoned houses in Jordan River.
It's easy to access but very unstable inside; I didn't go to unsafe areas as I was alone.


Dang! That property is REALLY nice! On the beach! <3

Would be nice to own and build a new house on! Guess it'd be sorta remote and difficult to find work what with the copper situation and all.

Nice find Dimitalus, thanks for sharing



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Dimitalus location:
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 2 on 8/8/2017 10:03 AM >
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Posted by flySparro


Dang! That property is REALLY nice! On the beach! <3

Would be nice to own and build a new house on! Guess it'd be sorta remote and difficult to find work what with the copper situation and all.

Nice find Dimitalus, thanks for sharing


Hey thanks, it is about 2 hours out of the way for me, and if you're not looking you'll miss it! I'm going to go back later, there is about 3 or 4 more abandoned houses there all scattered though. This time I wont take any sideways photos lol


[last edit 8/8/2017 10:04 AM by Dimitalus - edited 1 times]

Before my current employment I worked with antiques, so I have a general knowledge of older items.

"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel"
EPOCH6 location:
Greendale, BC
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 3 on 8/11/2017 5:21 AM >
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Cool find, gorgeous location. I'll be exploring the island for the first time August 25th to 27th, really looking forward to it.



Dimitalus location:
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 4 on 1/13/2018 5:36 PM >
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Hey all Dim here,

Just re-uploaded the sideways ones so you're not hurting your brain trying to look at them. It wont let me edit my older post; I have been away for a bit. I have now fixed them, check 'em out below. Enjoy!

Front porch and balcony on the right.

The door to the kitchen


The kitchen a bit to the left!

Window in the hallway to the left of the kitchen showing overgrown back yard!

This is to the left of that door just above

Up the stairs in the living room! (had a strange ledge)

More stairs

To the left is a Master bedroom.

Inside the Master bedroom (it was really decayed in here didn't go to that porch This is just above the family room near the strange addition)

Outside second bedrooms doorway

On the wall near second bedrooms entry (how nice)

Still had connections from power pole.





Before my current employment I worked with antiques, so I have a general knowledge of older items.

"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel"
jdogtobin location:
Abbotsford
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 5 on 1/13/2018 10:31 PM >
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Looks awesome! Great photos too!



Keep Exploring!
Dimitalus location:
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 6 on 1/14/2018 10:56 PM >
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Posted by jdogtobin
Looks awesome! Great photos too!


Thanks! I appreciate it. Sorry about the jumbled mess the post began with



Before my current employment I worked with antiques, so I have a general knowledge of older items.

"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel"
EPOCH6 location:
Greendale, BC
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 7 on 1/19/2018 3:14 AM >
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I did ride past this location last August on my Island trip but ended up checking out the powerhouse and logging camp first, which took quite a bit longer than I expected (the powerhouse is basically an art gallery, could easily kill an hour or more in there just looking at the walls). By the time I made it back to the road to check out the beach house some other explorers had shown up and were inside, I was already running out of daylight so I figured I'd leave them be and check it out next time. Still looking forward to it. I've got a few locations plotted for my next trip already so I'll probably squeeze it in this summer.


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thetrainguru location:
Jasper AB
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 8 on 1/20/2018 8:32 PM >
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nice, ill swing by there when i go surfing there in a few months, all the houses in jordan will stay abandoned, its on a dam failure flood pain so no new construction is allowed. its why the town has been almost abandoned since 1977



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EPOCH6 location:
Greendale, BC
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 9 on 1/21/2018 1:31 AM >
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Posted by thetrainguru
all the houses in jordan will stay abandoned, its on a dam failure flood pain so no new construction is allowed. its why the town has been almost abandoned since 1977

That's interesting, I didn't know that, thanks. Must be the Jordan River Diversion Dam that is to blame?



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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 10 on 1/21/2018 7:44 PM >
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What an amazing place to find an abandonment. I'm so used to only finding abandoned houses down gravel roads on the prairies, this would be a welcome change of scenery. Sucks that so many vandals got to it first though.

Also, thanks for giving us a bit of history on the place! I find you can appreciate a place so much more when you know the reason why it ended up in that state



Dimitalus location:
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 11 on 2/2/2018 8:38 PM >
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Thanks So much for the replys i appreciate it, i have many more locations I will need to visit again and snap photos!



Before my current employment I worked with antiques, so I have a general knowledge of older items.

"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel"
Peach location:
Victoria
 
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 12 on 3/28/2018 4:57 AM >
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A couple of comments-

1. House is called "Flattery House", after the last residents.
2. Was owned by WFP, and rented to them.

3. Sorry we messed up the doors & a bunch of windows...
4. The side deck is a bit sketchy. Especially if you are at a mass of ~150 kg or so. (think about it...)
5. The outflow in front should be the one from the mine. (not 100% on that)

JR was not considered a flood plain from the 70's, it was MUCH more recently that BC Hydro looked at the dam above it and realized that it likely will fail in a large earthquake. Lots of info in the Sooke News Mirror about the whole crap match, and what is planned.

This house is not owned by Hydro, they tore down a bunch of houses, fairly quick after BC Hydro had bought them out. This is a CRD owned property.

Peach



Dimitalus location:
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Re: Vancouver Island - Jordan River Beach Front house
<Reply # 13 on 4/4/2018 10:39 PM >
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Thanks for the info, my info was mostly based on what people told me and some articles i read. Thanks again for the info!



Before my current employment I worked with antiques, so I have a general knowledge of older items.

"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel"
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