Ok, ruins might be a bight of a stretch here, but really, what else can you call this?
Not quite a ghost town (there are still a few residents), Sandon has a different type of ‘ruin.’ In this case, I’m referring to all the busses. Trolly buses to be specific.
There’s a fleet of them, all former B.C. Transit vehicles, all just sitting there. Still in fairly good conditions, the buses have become a popular stop for travellers popping into the town, which itself is more a historic site than active community.
The busses are part of old fleets, which means a lot of them are nearly identical hence the shots that look like clones. It seems some are open as well, which means the odd selfie from in a bus 50+ years old shows up every once in awhile.
Tucked away in some of the backroads of the Kootenays, this is actually a fairly accessible spot for where it is. A dirt road leads up there and it seems in fairly good condition.
TripAdvisor has a profile about the town, but not one for the buses, so it doesn’t really rank it. There is semi-official website for Sandon, as well. This tourism site offers a fair amount of info. Vancouver is Awesome also has a profile about it.
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Sorry about the lull in posts, just been busy and currently fighting a cold… So here is a lineup of classic Brill trolley buses from Vancouver in Sandon, BC. Aug 16, 2017 #TrolleyBus #Brillbus #SandonBC #BritishColumbia #Canada #Antique #PreservedBus #CityofVancouver #VancouverTransit #Historical #GhostTown #SlocanValley #RockyMountains #Canon #PowerShot #ShotonCanon #CanonCanada