Ghost Town Mysteries: the lonely church of Cassiar, B.C.

Courtesy: Global News
In the far north of British Columbia, hundreds of kilometres from any city, sits a ghost town less than 25 years old.
It’s estimated that around 5,000 people lived in Cassiar at one point in its 40-year history. But if you can find the beaten road that leads to the abandoned site today, you’ll mostly see a valley where nature has reclaimed block after block of former homes. Still, there are signs of Cassiar’s past here, an ode to a time where small resource towns dotted and defined British Columbia’s rural landscape.
The giant mining site still sits, for starters. A few husks of destroyed buildings, slowly rotting away.And, most curiously of all, a 50-foot tall church, still in fair condition. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church served the community of Cassiar for over 30 years. Today, it sits empty—the last cultural artifact of British Columbia’s last ghost town.

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