Ghost Town, Saskatchewan: Horizon: Photo Essay

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Southern Sask. ghost town has some of the most amazing grain towers we’ve ever seen

Last weekend we attended the 10th anniversary of Gateway Festival in Bengough, Saskatchewan where we got to dance to the likes of The Sadies, Library Voices and Snake River. The next morning we woke up in the backseat of a car, hungover and gross.

Festivals are the best.

For the dehydrated ride home, rather than taking the most obvious way, we instead travelled on a route that took us through grid lanes and sketchy highways. It was worth it – we got to see some amazing southern prairies scenery, which, of course, includes abandoned houses and grain elevators.

Welcome to Horizon, a ghost town situated just south of Highway 13.

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Sitting on the edge of town are two dilapidated grain towers, crumbling but still oddly beautiful. And as much as you’d want to explore the great musty innards of such an edifice, it’s probably a really poor decision. Tempting thoughts though.

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan


Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan


Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Probably the most striking feature of Horizon were the die-cut metal street signs. However it does seem a little cruel that there is a ghost town route named “Nadir Street” – placed near a sidewalk that ends abruptly into a tangled snarl of grass no less.

Have no fear – there is also a “Zenith Street”.

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

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Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

Horizon, Saskatchewan

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