I have been camping to Pemberton a few times now but never knew about the abandoned town called Bradian. The town is just amazing, nature is taking over the dilapidated homes and there is ivy and wildflowers growing everywhere.  Also very close by is the Bralorne Mine operated from 1931 to 1970 when four million ounces of gold and 1.2 million ounces of silver were produced—more than any other mining operation in British Columbia. When the mines closed in 1970, the residents of Bradian found themselves hours from civilization with no jobs or income, so they left town. Bradian sat abandoned from 1970 until Tom and Kathleen Gutenburg bought it for $100,000 in 1997. For 17 years, they slowly fixed up the houses to protect them from rotting away from the elements, adding new steel roofs and painting most of them. The couple sold the town in 2014 to a Chinese investment company for a million dollars. After six months of ownership, when their plans feel through  the Chinese company re-listed the property for sale. It still remains for sale today.

There’s also a lot of waterfalls and rushing rapids everywhere, a lot of them still have steel mounting on the sides of the rocks where the old mine was. There was there was so many interesting things happening like old beat up wood just dumped there, with antique wagon wheels , and a couple buildings still intact.  Just outside of town there was this art piece that had all these stones placed evenly apart with a tall figure at the top. My favourite thing was this abandoned turquoise antique car that’s was super rotting- there was moss coming through the bottom and the whole car was coming apart.

Also if you like old things please have a look at the Antique Car Show blog post!

 

 

 

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