About this site
What are ghost towns?
The Oxford dictionary describes ghost towns as communities that are in a state of abandonment or partial abandonment. Although many of the towns in this site continue to support small groups of residents, their numbers are definitely not growing.
Field trips form the basis for much of our content. We actually make a point of seeking out, visiting and researching these communities, rather than relying on existing work by others. This is evidenced in well over 1000 original photos from our visits that appear on this site.
Ghosttownpix.com was started by Jeri Danyleyko and Susan Foster in 1998 as Ghosttowns of Ontario. The name was changed in January 2000 to ghosttownpix.com.
The western Canada and Northwest Territories content was created by Johnnie Bachusky. Most of the northern Ontario content was provided by Yvan Charbonneau. Honorary contributors include Alexandra de Quimper and the Reverend Dr. Paul Duarte. Other sections include The Lost Villages, that deals with the St. Lawrence Seaway Project and Cordova Mines.
We invite you to explore our site and share a bit of history with us.