As a follow up to my Abandoned Manitoba Ghost Towns blog, I thought I would throw the extra pics here.
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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.
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.
Due to its remote location, Churchill was used as a rocket research station and test site.
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 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.
The Manitoba Historical Society explains these odd cement spires in Rosser near Winnipeg – the abandoned site of an old concrete factory.
Abandoned food factory.
Abandoned Manitoba – The Vehicles
Abandoned Manitoba – The Rest
Grain elevators are quite photogenic and are frequently the last buildings standing in abandoned towns.
A lot of old schools were turned into small museums like the ones in Bernice, Star Mound or this one in Sandridge.
Former site of Philip’s Magical Paradise in Giroux which was a museum dedicated to magic.
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