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Infiltration Forums > Canada: Alberta / BC > Abandoned Ghost Town in the woods explored in B.C. Canada.(Viewed 929 times)
Abandoned Urbex Canada  location:
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Abandoned Ghost Town in the woods explored in B.C. Canada.
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Abandoned Ghost Town in the woods explored in B.C. Canada.

Located high up in the mountains approx. altitude is 3,700 feet above sea level sits an Abandoned Mining Ghost Town in the woods called Bradian, British Columbia, Canada. A visit to these historic towns of Bradian and Bralorne was fantastic. The drive to this location was amazing with great views of nature and mountains. A lot of the roads were very high and just on the edge of the mountains making it a very dangerous drive. I didn't film to much of these roads as you cant take your hands or eyes off the road for 1 second. Approx. 6 hours north of Vancouver sits 22 abandoned houses in various conditions. Some houses are sealed up tight and others are wide open.
The Bralorne Mine operated from 1931 to 1970. This mine produced more then any other mine in British Columbia. 4 million ounces of gold and 1.2 million ounces of silver had been produced here.
The town sat abandoned since 1970 until a family bought the town for approx. $100,000. For 17 years the family slowly fixed up the houses to protect them from rotting away from the elements. The family then sold the the town to a Chinese investment company for approx. 1 million dollars. The Chinese investment company after 6 months of ownership re listed the property for sale as their plans fell through. This is a special place that I will never forget.


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Long time explorer amateur photographer and filmmaker. Follow me on Instagram abandonedurbexcanada
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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Beautiful and excellent first post... well done!
You know what we like

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Yeah that's great stuff. I felt the isolation. Well documented.



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Abandoned Urbex Canada  location:
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Beautiful and excellent first post... well done!
You know what we like

Welcome to UER


Thank you very much! I think I found the right place here.




Long time explorer amateur photographer and filmmaker. Follow me on Instagram abandonedurbexcanada
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Abandoned Urbex Canada  location:
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Posted by skatchkins
Yeah that's great stuff. I felt the isolation. Well documented.


Thank you!



Long time explorer amateur photographer and filmmaker. Follow me on Instagram abandonedurbexcanada
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Thank you very much! I think I found the right place here.



You'll do well here.
Few nail their first post... you got it dead smack right.



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EPOCH6 location:
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Nice! I've been procrastinating a trip up to Bradian for way too long. I'm not surprised that the Chinese investment fell through, never did make sense to me. It's simply too remote and too far gone to be a viable tourist attraction. There aren't many thriving historical tourist attractions outside of the Lower Mainland, even the one's just off the highway struggle, Hell's Gate for example.

I'd really like to hear what the Bralorne locals thought about that deal, suppose I better go ask them myself.



Abandoned Urbex Canada  location:
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
 
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Nice! I've been procrastinating a trip up to Bradian for way too long. I'm not surprised that the Chinese investment fell through, never did make sense to me. It's simply too remote and too far gone to be a viable tourist attraction. There aren't many thriving historical tourist attractions outside of the Lower Mainland, even the one's just off the highway struggle, Hell's Gate for example.

I'd really like to hear what the Bralorne locals thought about that deal, suppose I better go ask them myself.


Yes I didn’t understand it myself. The good thing is the Bralorne Mine is in full operation now but the houses just sit. The drive it self is so worth it.
Most of the roads on the way I couldn’t film as you can’t stop because of falling rocks and avalanches. Plus there are logging trucks that can’t stop ether. I recommend going for sure. Glad I had a rental suv because it took a beating lol



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Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Azazel location:
British Columbia
 
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Posted by EPOCH6
Nice! I've been procrastinating a trip up to Bradian for way too long. I'm not surprised that the Chinese investment fell through, never did make sense to me. It's simply too remote and too far gone to be a viable tourist attraction. There aren't many thriving historical tourist attractions outside of the Lower Mainland, even the one's just off the highway struggle, Hell's Gate for example.

I'd really like to hear what the Bralorne locals thought about that deal, suppose I better go ask them myself.


Don't wait too long, everything up there is starting to feel the age and rapidly decay now. What's left of the pioneer is collapsing and the houses in Bradian are in pretty rough shape from the first time I went up six years ago.

Another decade or two and there won't be much gold rush era stuff left anywhere in BC, sadly.



Abandoned Urbex Canada  location:
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
 
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Don't wait too long, everything up there is starting to feel the age and rapidly decay now. What's left of the pioneer is collapsing and the houses in Bradian are in pretty rough shape from the first time I went up six years ago.

Another decade or two and there won't be much gold rush era stuff left anywhere in BC, sadly.


Yes! Some houses have steel roofs so that will by some time for sure. But some are starting to fall over.



Long time explorer amateur photographer and filmmaker. Follow me on Instagram abandonedurbexcanada
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
theradioguy location:
Saanich, BC, Canada
 
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Absolutely phenomenal post! I've lived in BC my whole life and can't believe this is the first I've heard of this place!



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Great post! The first time I visited Bralorne and Bradian was when i was 12. My father grew up there because his dad worked in the mine. A couple years back, my dad hiked a local mountain in the are to dump his fathers ashes; on their way they found an old hospital with caskets and embalming stuff inside. It is too bad that all the houses are boarded up now. There are a couple other surrounding areas with abandoned buildings as well.


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Posted by theradioguy
Absolutely phenomenal post! I've lived in BC my whole life and can't believe this is the first I've heard of this place!


Thank very much! I have a few more I would like to visit but I’ll be back in the summer and hope to check them out. Hope you watched the YouTube video. The drive here was amazing.



Long time explorer amateur photographer and filmmaker. Follow me on Instagram abandonedurbexcanada
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Abandoned Urbex Canada  location:
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
 
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Posted by elementofone
Great post! The first time I visited Bralorne and Bradian was when i was 12. My father grew up there because his dad worked in the mine. A couple years back, my dad hiked a local mountain in the are to dump his fathers ashes; on their way they found an old hospital with caskets and embalming stuff inside. It is too bad that all the houses are boarded up now. There are a couple other surrounding areas with abandoned buildings as well.


Great story, I would love to see the abandoned hospital but it’s probably gone I’m thinking. Bralorne sign coming in say Population 65



Long time explorer amateur photographer and filmmaker. Follow me on Instagram abandonedurbexcanada
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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Jasper AB
 
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nice shots



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