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Former Townsite Of Cassiar, Cassiar, BC (Approx 100 Miles from Watson Lake, YT)
Trespassing Signs: The
closed sign at the entrance to the Cassiar road, none on the building
Patrolled: Yes. You need to enter the old town site of Cassiar through the main gates, which is currently being used by the BC government for various projects. There is a camp there where some people are working (unsure how many), so someone may stop you out of pure curiosity (it's not a place that is known for visitors considering its in the middle of nowhere). If they ask you to leave, please respect their wishes.
Honestly though, other then the abandoned church, there's really not much to see in here, so you're not missing much. All other buildings are currenlty being used by the BC Government.
Personally Visited: Yes, May 31st, 2008
Main building beside the gates.
Equipment by the gate.
This road runs beside the church. It leads to a dead end.
Small buildings on the far side are being used by the government, we saw people going in and out of them.
I believe this was the old hotel of Cassiar, now being used as a bunkhouse for the workers. We did not go in.
Imagine houses here. This used to be a block of homes.
Keep imagining pretty homes everywhere. You can see the remains of the
Remains of the sidewalk that ran beside the homes where people once lived.
More sidewalk and you can kind of see the road, and where the house once stood.
Near the top of the picture, that was a road.
When they tore down Cassiar, they even tore up all the side streets so people couldn't drive down them. Well, I supposed you could if you really wanted to, but we weren't going to try it in our van lol. I'm not really sure why they would go through THAT much trouble to rip up even the streets, there's nothing down there that we can tell. :\
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