Ghost Town, Saskatchewan: Alvena: Photo Essay

Alvena, SK – a ghost town on the mend?

UPDATE: Story changed to reflect new information!

Mere minutes north of Smuts – one of Saskatchewan’s most notorious ghost towns, Alvena is a portrait of a community in decline.

Or not, according to our readers.

Several of the abandoned buildings have been left to rot to the elements, with the doors left open and the windows left broken. The “beverage room” has seen it’s last last call. And the billiards hall/barber has long closed shop.

However, apparently the house I thought was closing shop is actually moving in. Sorry about that, but on that particular day there wasn’t anybody around to ask.

Apparently there is some hope for Alvena, SK, population 55. Glad to hear it.

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11 Responses

  1. pat carswell

    How did u come up with your information. I would really like to hear more. I could tell you a few stories about the old school house when my family lived in it 24 yrs ago

  2. Chris

    When I think of ghost towns in Saskatchewan, Uranium City automatically comes to mind. I was born there when the Uranium mine was still in production. And like everyone else, our family moved when the mine got shut down. We left a new house, belongings, etc. There was a brand new high school, brand new houses. All abandoned. I’ve seen some recent pics, everything is now boarded up and vandalized. Would be hard to do a story since it is so far north, but it would be cool!

  3. Nick

    Would anyone be able to homestead one of the buildings if they paid some tax money to the town.