Who needs Paris when you’ve got Hafford?

THE SASKATCHEWAN GHOST TOWN PHOTO SERIES:

Well, here they are finally, in all their glory – the photographs from our staycations/holistays in the rural areas around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!

These decaying homes and communities are a rich reminder of the history of the province. They remind us of where we came from and where we’re heading.

It’s been a pleasurable, meaningful and inexpensive experience –
to travel to and document the remnants of disappearing places,
to remember and imagine the people that lived there, and
to get to know the constantly changing communities and landscapes surrounding us.

ENJOY! (We did.)


ARELEE
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


ARGO
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


ARPIERS
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


BLUCHER
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


CATHERWOOD
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


CAZALET
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


ENVIRON
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


FEUDAL
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


HAFFORD
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


KEPPEL
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


KINLEY
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


NEOLA
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


PLUNKETT
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


WOLVERINE
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


OTHER PLACES
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


RANDOM 1
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


RANDOM 2
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


RANDOM 3
PHOTO ALBUM, HERE


to read the SK ghost towning guide, go HERE

to find more information on SK ghost towns, go HERE

6 thoughts on “Who needs Paris when you’ve got Hafford?

    1. Hard to say. The old estate (album called Random 3) and Cazalet were both cool because they were obviously once extremely wealthy and now it’s all crumbling. Kinley was fun because we broke into a building and everything was still there from when the post office closed in 1991.
      We hear there’s some great whole abandoned towns in SE SK, near the Alberta border, along the railway lines. We want to head out to them one day.

      1. I was once in your random 3 house, but it still had furnishings and the ornate oak pocket doors, the upstairs closets were full of clothes and books were scattered everywhere, very strange as it appeared that everyone just left one day and never returned, there was even an old rotary phone still there, it is sad to see the destruction that has happened since, it looked much different than how you photographed it, never did explore the basement as it was flooded, The feudal house was also once filled with personal belongings, but also has a sad story attached, it no longer exists as the property has changed hands and has been redeveloped. I also enjoy checking out old buildings, and quite enjoyed looking at your albums.

  1. Hi

    These photos are amazing. I am curious, Do you have any rage / site addresses for the houses you photographed in Keppel, SK ? My Granparents had a farm there from the late 1920’s until they came to Ontario in 1942. Thier farm was at S 15-34-13 W3. Don’t know if there are markings or not. Just asking if you know. Wouldn’t it be such a small world if you actually had a pic of thier place ? Great work.
    Cheers
    Steve

    1. Hi Steve,
      We don’t have exact placement markings for the places we visited, no. Here’s a link to a picture of the map we were following:
      our ghost town map
      We basically went to the place on the map and photographed whatever buildings were there.
      That would be super neat if it were your Grandparent’s old home!

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