October is almost here, and that means three things: changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and Halloween. If you're looking for a great fall activity with just the right touch of spookiness, checking out some of Canada's ghost towns might just do the trick. These abandoned places offer a look back in time while being eerily fun to drive through.
If you know where to look, you can find some real hidden gems.
There are plenty of ghost towns that make a perfect road trip destination. You don't even have to get out of your car to enjoy these spooky spots!
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Clayburn, British Columbia
While probably more charming than scary, Clayburn still offers you a glimpse into the past, and you never have to leave your car to do it.
As you drive the streets of this former village started by a brick company, you can marvel at some of the remaining architecture, which the village's website says includes the church and schoolhouse
The small abandoned village of Orion used to be home to nearly 400 people, but a combination of drought and dust storms drove people away.
You can drive through the town and take in both the sights of leftover buildings and the eerie silence that accompanies them.
Nemiskam is definitely out of the way, and you might have to plan your route ahead of time (that's what road trips are for, right?), but you won't be disappointed.
The hollowed-out brick buildings and isolated setting will make you feel like you're driving through the end of the world.
Robsart is unique among ghost towns in Canada because there are actually still a few people living there, according to Ominocity.
If you're taking a drive through the town to check out some of the abandoned structures, make sure you have a full tank of gas so you don't get stuck out there!
West Bend, Saskatchewan
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There's some pretty interesting architecture to check out in this desolate ghost town.
It's a bit out of the way if you're driving, but it's definitely worth the trip if you like your creepy buildings to have a bit more of a unique identity.
This ghost town actually has a pretty adorable name, and like Robsart, there are still a few residents who call it home.
However, the biggest draws for checking this town out are the out of commission grain elevators you can see from the road.