A ghost town lurks in British Columbia. The story is, once again, a tale of changing economic tide, and abandoned human habitations.
Developers built Kitsault to house miners, but their target ore's price collapsed, and so did reasons for keeping the town alive.
Phelps Dodge ordered everyone to leave Kitsault and bought back the homes from the residents. Some people had to be forcefully evicted, unwilling to leave their homes. By 1983, seemingly overnight, Kitsault was empty.
Everything is still there and has been strangely well-maintained. The houses still have that same late 1970s decor, books are still in the library, names are still written on a tournament scoreboard at the sports centre.
(thanks to Randy McCall)