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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Kitsault > Kitsault Ghost Town
Kitsault Ghost Town
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created by CopySix on 9/8/2005 2:02 PM
last modified by CopySix on 3/30/2006 2:46 AM
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The Kitsault town site consists of over 322 acres on eight titles. It includes approximately 90 houses and duplexes, seven apartment buildings (which contain a combination of over 200 bachelor, one and two bedroom units) over twenty foundations for double wide mobile homes, a shopping centre, two recreation centres, a hospital, a large works yard and a local dock.

There is a 22,000 square foot shopping centre that has a grocery store, liquor store, bank, hardware store, restaurant, post office, and other specialty stores. Together, the two recreation centres include a swimming pool, hot tub and whirl pool, locker rooms, gymnasium, a library, curling rink, and even the Maple Leaf pub.

The Kitsault General Hospital is equipped with operating equipment, examination room, waiting/reception area and even a suite to house visiting physicians and dentists.
 Basic Information
Type: Entire Town
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Difficult - VERY remote.
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Kitsault, British Columbia
Owner: Kitsault Resort Ltd
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Everything one would expect to find in a town with a population of approximately 2,000 people.
     Security Measures
  • Caretaker lives in town
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1979
    Closed: 1983
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    1979: Mining conglomerate Phelps Dodge developes town for mining molybdenum.
    1982: Molybdenum prices drop, recession trend, town closed.
    2005: Town up for sale. Purchased by Krishnan Suthanthiran For 5.7 million (building cost estimated to be at least $50 million in 1980 dollars)
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     Future Plans
    To be re-developed as a resort community:


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    Thu, Sep 8th, 2005
    posted by CopySix
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Coordinates?Emperor Wang524481/17/2008 5:10 PM by tijeff
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