The Anyox Bank of Commerce – Is there money in the Vault?

On out Ghost Towns of Northwest BC educational tour we visit the historic and remote town of Anyox.  There are the remnants of many buildings on the site but after almost 100 years trying to decipher what each building was, is a mystery.  Reading books and articles on the town provides some clues on what the buildings were.  We came across one building that had a forest growing out of it, but it had  distinctive brick lined vault type walls.  That was the first clue that this could have been “Bank of Commerce Branch” vault.  The next clue was the excerpt from Pete Loudon’s book “The town that got lost”.  On page 44-45 he states “I remember the town had one brick building”  ( The Bank of Commerce). On his visit to Anyox he states “We found the pile of red bricks that had been the bank”.

The whole town site is a puzzle as it is overgrown but many structures and remnants remain.

Here are a few photos of what I believe to be the bank vault.

A forest growing out of the bank
A forest growing out of the bank
Anyox bank walls
Anyox bank walls
Piles of red bricks from the bank
Piles of red bricks from the bank