We recently visited a small ghost town located just 2 hours north of Calgary, the location was perfect for our engagement session that we were planning to do. Here’s a little bit of history review for all of you who are not familiar with this town.
It was established at the late 1920’s when it used to boast 700 people way back 1910 but after the Great Depression took a toll on the locals the town was abandoned and left Rowley with rows of empty houses and businesses were closed.
Sorry, I lied. Except for every last Saturday of every month, Sam’s Saloon opens for some pizza and drinks. It’s a must to visit and experience this ghost town, comes alive once in every month.
Now the buildings left standing are banks, schools, train station, saloon, funeral homes, community centre, grain elevators (still working!) are furnished with vintage and old collections of various types from the locals. At the present time, Rowley is a tourist attraction from people coming from US and Canada.
Fun Fact: Rowley was chosen to be the set the for the popular Canadian Movie of the late 1980 “Bye Bye Blues”.
This town offers a great photo opportunity if you are looking for some rowdy historical western look! I was glad we went here for our photo shoot! Also don’t forget to make a donation when you come visit.
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