One of the stops on the Ghost Town Tour is Kitsault
The town of Kitsault was established in 1979 as the home community to a molybdenum mine run by the Phelps Dodge corporation of the United States. The community was designed for 1,200 residents and included a shopping mall, restaurant, hospital, swimming pool, bank, movie theatre and bowling alley. In 1982, however, prices for molybdenum crashed and the entire community was evacuated after just 18 months of residence. Now the only thing missing are the people.
In 2004, the ghost town was bought by Indian-American businessman Krishnan Suthanthiran for $5.7 million
Ninety-four homes, two hundred apartments, a hospital, shopping mall, swimming pool restaurant, movie theatre, sports centre, a Royal Bank; all the amenities you could possibly need in this remote part of the world await behind the towering mountains.
Here are a few videos and articles on Kitsault that have made the news in the past.
16×9 – Ghost Town: Canadian community abandoned 30 years ago
Wings over Canada – Kitsault
Northword Magazie – Kitsault and Alice Arm