Monday, June 15, 2009

Saskatchewan Ghost Town of Arelee

Made a friend along the way


My Husband & I went out exploring on Sunday...took a little road trip down some big old empty highways. Saskatchewan is a sparsely populated province of Canada...the trend these days...is to shut down the little town schools because of dwindling populations & the cost of keeping these schools going. This has resulted in an exodus of families with children moving to the bigger cities in order to have access to education & other services...as a result, Saskatchewan has a huge number of abandoned towns, ghost towns...loosely populated by eccentric folks looking for peace & quiet & inexpensive living.
If you are looking for a unique holiday full of history, great photo opportunities & the chance to learn a little about Saskatchewan...then I suggest you get an atlas & start planning your trip...cause you will have loads of fun exploring these dusty little places. There are abandoned towns & farms around every corner...the photos here & below are from a town called Arelee about 1 hour west of Saskatoon...I had a blast wandering around here snapping photos...could of stayed a lot longer but my stomach was growling & a prairie pic-nic awaited me...


9 comments:

Zan Asha said...

Love the little donkey!

Haha, how can an American gain citizenship and live there? I love the quiet, farmy life! :D

arlee said...

It's beautiful, says arlee. The town however is Arelee :}

Theresa said...

I love the photos you took...so much beauty.

~* The Beldame on Peach Street *~ said...

Oh Wow! That's so beautiful and sad all at the same time. I visited Canada once, near Niagra Falls. It's so beautiful there. I'd love to go back and spend some time. These pics are gorgeous...who's the professional photographer that took them?! And what kind of camera does she use....I want one! ;)

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Great photos!

Guess I will need to get a passport!

I hear to get citizenship in Canada you have to have employment there or be self sufficient.

Hugs,
Linda

Bumpkin Bears said...

awww I adore donkeys and I would much rather live out in the countryside in those farms than in the city, how sad these communities are disappearing. I just love your little mice too. Catherine x

The Geezer said...

I grew up on a farm two miles south of Arelee and went to public and high school there. Thanks for taking me back a half century ... you have warmed my heart and reminded me of how all things are fleeting.

kserack said...

Thanks for the memories! My dad was born in Arelee in 1926!

VIoletsun said...

love these photos, as is my brother"sold trucks and such , he has lived there about 40 years, used to be a post office and general store, have many good memories visiting him there..nothing like the prairie wind blowing on a sunny day.

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