Abandoned Manitoba

As a follow up to my Abandoned Manitoba Ghost Towns blog, I thought I would throw the extra pics here.

Abandoned cement factory, Manitoba.

I know, I know… I’ve recommended it before…
Check out Gordon Goldsborough’s two books on Manitoban history!

Churchill

The train journey from Winnipeg to Churchill takes 45-ish hours.
A beautifully long and slow epic journey.

It’s unbelievable that after almost 2 days on a train you are still in the same province. Rum helps.

Curtiss C-46 "Commando" - Crashed in 1979 in Churchill, Manitoba.
Curtiss C-46 “Commando” – Crashed in 1979.
Curtiss C-46 "Commando" - Crashed in 1979 in Churchill, Manitoba.
Curtiss C-46 "Commando" - Crashed in 1979 in Churchill, Manitoba.
Curtiss C-46 "Commando" - Crashed in 1979 in Churchill, Manitoba.
Crashed UFO.

Churchill is all about the polar bears. The best time to see them is usually October and November. However if beluga whales are more your thing, you will want to visit in July or August.

A nice bonus to the trip was seeing some abandoned radar stations, a crashed airplane and a beached shipwreck. Just be careful leaving your vehicle during polar bear season.

Polar bear Alert, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Polar Bear trap in Churchill, Manitoba.
Polar Bear trap in Churchill, Manitoba.
Abandoned radar and research stations in Churchill, Manitoba.

Due to its remote location, Churchill was used as a rocket research station and test site.

Abandoned radar and research stations in Churchill, Manitoba.  Radiation Hazard.

I visited quite a while ago, so I’m not sure of its current state – I had to scan in these pics from 35mm film.

Abandoned Manitoba - radar and research stations in Churchill.
Abandoned Manitoba - radar and research stations in Churchill.
MV Ithaca Shipwreck in Churchill, Manitoba.
MV Ithaca Shipwreck ran aground in 1960 with a broken rudder.

Abandoned Manitoba Factories

Abandoned factories do not often stick around in Manitoba. Manitobans like to clean up after themselves, so buildings, material and sites are usually cleared up quite qickly.

Abandoned cement factory, Manitoba.
Urbex cement factory.

The Manitoba Historical Society explains these odd cement spires in Rosser near Winnipeg – the abandoned site of an old concrete factory.

The chalk phrases that are written on the spires makes this an interesting and hidden place to visit.  Rosser near Winnipeg.
The chalk phrases that are written on the spires make this hidden field an interesting place to visit.
Abandoned Manitoba - Rosser Cement Factory.
Rosser Cement Factory spires.

Abandoned food factory.

Abandoned industrial factory, Manitoba.
Abandoned urbex industrial factory, Manitoba.
Abandoned urbex factory.
Abandoned urbex building.
Abandoned Factory.
Urbex factory.
Abandoned Manitoba Food Factory.

Abandoned Manitoba – The Vehicles

Abandoned roadside attraction side.
Abandoned vehicle left in a field.
Bus / home, left in a field.  Abandoned Manitoba.
Abandoned truck near Lauder, Manitoba.
Abandoned service station.

Abandoned Manitoba – The Rest

The drive-inn movie theatre in Killarney keeps getting knocked over by tornadoes.
The drive-inn movie theatre in Killarney keeps getting knocked over by tornadoes.
LOL.  Loyal Orange Lodge, Graysville, Manitoba.
LOL – Loyal Orange Lodge, Graysville, Manitoba.
Abandoned farmhouse near Elva.
Forgotten farm houses.

Grain elevators are quite photogenic and are frequently the last buildings standing in abandoned towns.

Abandoned grain elevators near Oberon.

A lot of old schools were turned into small museums like the ones in Bernice, Star Mound or this one in Sandridge.

Sandridge School Division.  Old school turned into a small museum.

Former site of Philip’s Magical Paradise in Giroux which was a museum dedicated to magic.

Philip's Magical Paradie - Museum of Magic and Illusion.  It was open for 27 years before finally closing in 2018.  Located in the small village of Giroux (population less than 100).

Want more Manitoba?

Of course you do.

Check out my travel blog “Giants of the North – The Giant Statues of Manitoba!”


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