This abandoned Railway Siding does not have much remaining. There is a street sign with its name but there is only one drive-able street left that has one building on it, a church (now demolished). The church is still fully intact and even has power, services may be held at the church during the summer. During the winter there is no snow being cleared out. The elevator sits along what used to be the rail line and sits abandoned. It has some original parts and still stands quite straight - I believe a nearby farmer uses it, as there are modern bins around it.
Throwback to 2008, early in my exploring journey as I drove the backroads of Saskatchewan in search of abandoned buildings. I owned a crappy little camera and was all about documenting sites vs taking good photos. Now I care about both, and I own much better gear. I have no regrets though - a good majority of the places I visited are long since gone and the only record I have is my images. Even though they may not be the best, they still do tell a story...and that's the point right?
Yes, this house was home to a raccoon family, hence the name. A house abandoned by humans is now a home to the animals. To be honest, it's not uncommon to see evidence of raccoons living in abandoned homes on the prairies, especially in Saskatchewan. I never met them face to face but I did hear them. They were not thrilled about me being in the house and I am sure I scared them down the walls and into the basement. The road to this house was more like a goat path and would be impassible when wet or snow-covered. It was a nice little farmhouse with intact windows, an old tv and original features like the bathroom tile and wallpaper.
This mine opened in 1921 by a company named Soda Lake Chemicals. Other operators included the Sodium Corporation Ltd., and Natural Sodium Products Saskatchewan. All these companies acquired leases but did not resume production in 1954 so the site sat vacant. It reopened in 1965 under the name Sodium Sulphate (Saskatchewan) and Fracana Minerals became the owner in 1970. Francana experienced financial issues and shut down the operation. It sat vacant until the present owner Alsask based Potassium Sulphate (Alsask) Inc, took over in 1997 to produce fertilizer by combing the ore with potash.
This abandoned house in Saskatchewan is hidden well. It doesn't look like much from the outside and not very fun to get to through the thick trees but the inside offers a gorgeous bay window, wood details and an old bed. Check it out!
A ghost town where only the former school-turned community center remains. You can still see the remains of where the streets once were.
This house didn't seem like much from the distance but it turned out to be quite cool. Its been abandoned for many years and inside is not in very good shape. That being said, it hardly has any vandalize and offers up a creepy vibe with surrounded trees.
Located in east central Saskatchewan there was a small town called Hamton. Established in 1913, the population started to decline in 1957. The people left and the town became another ghost town in Saskatchewan.
On my first visit the town had many abandoned homes, community hall and some old businesses. Many of the buildings still had furniture, belongings and other contents. I revisited the site multiple times at which I noticed the community hall was converted into a skate park memorial and many of the houses had been vandalized. The town may be best know for its short yellow bus on main street.
In an area full of heritage this town did not survive the test of time. Overgrown by the grass and taken over by wild animals this town is a beautiful site to see. Houses remain along gravel streets, old cars and even a short bus sits abandoned. The hall is completely silent and the power lines long cut. This town has a variety of buildings, some in better condition than others, but all abandoned. Unfortunately in 2018, due to safety concerns, the local rural municipality burned everything that remained to the ground.
Many towns in Saskatchewan were formed because of the railway. The railway formed the community by establishing the railway, building grain elevators and stations. There are far more towns along railway lines than not. Today, many of the rail lines are gone but you can still find old maps with these rail lines and the old towns, we have a big one hanging on our wall.
When it comes to abandoned houses in Sasktachewan I tend to lean towards big two storey homes so I did not have high hopes for this one. Not the most fancy house from the outside but wow was the inside a nice surprise! I almost skipped this house... mainly because it looks small, sealed and a touch boring. I was wrong - it was open and very neat inside. Mostly natural decay, the bedrooms were my favorite with bright colours and curtains swaying in the wind. The stairs leading upstairs had a beautiful solid wood banister! Why the name? There were antlers everywhere! Look at the photo's and you will see them - on the counters, on the ground, big and small.
The definition of "abandoned"
1. having been deserted or cast off.
Similar: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off, stranded, rejected, dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle, unoccupied, uninhabited
2. unrestrained; uninhibited.
I have been exploring abandoned buildings all over Saskatchewan and beyond since 2007.