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This review for the whole town, not just museum

First bit of advice - turn right at the bridge once you can see the town. We missed it the first... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Slice of BC History

I love old and abandoned towns. When we were in the Kootenay's I knew that Sandon was somewhere I... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Kelowna, Canada
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Hwy 31A, Sandon, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

First bit of advice - turn right at the bridge once you can see the town. We missed it the first time and watched several others do the same after us. Stop in the store and talk to the owner about the history of the...More

Thank Nardosmom
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I love old and abandoned towns. When we were in the Kootenay's I knew that Sandon was somewhere I wanted to visit. The road in is well maintained and accessible for any vehicle. In fact I was quite surprised how busy it was here, (I...More

Thank k8brit
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I found this place searching things to do in the area and thought it sounded cool. It was super cool. The woman at the store told us the history and showed us before and after pictures. What an amazing little place. The guy up at...More

Thank Debbie U
Reviewed 26 June 2018

There is no cost for admission to the town, which is just a few buildings, but there is an admission fee for Sandon Museum, and probably a separate fee for the powerhouse. The museum contains many interesting items, many specifically relating to the mining history...More

Thank johnpE908TO
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The drive up the steep valley to reach this spot is almost as rewarding as the old village. Once there, the dog was happy to charge around off leash without bothering any body, and they do serve a very acceptable ice cream at the store/museum....More

Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Reviewed 21 August 2017

There is very little surviving in Sandon after a fire and two major floods, but it is still defiantly worth visiting. The collection of electrical buses, old equipment and the museums were interesting, but my favorite part was visiting the surviving electrical power house. It...More

Thank Destiny F
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Sandon is a fascinating place for gold-rush era enthusiasts. There are 3 (if memory serves) museums to explore; one of the earliest power generation stations in the west (museum inside!) and a variety of outdoor, living history as well as curiosities to take in. Plan...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We visited the ghost town of Sandon and found it very interesting! We loved the old buildings and buses. There is even an old steam train you can look at. We went into the powerhouse to see the historic hydro-electric plant. It still generates power...More

Thank Loreena M
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The museum, for where and what it is, is quite fantastic. A lot of the same sort of artifacts you'll find at most small town museums in BC, but what really did it for me were the photographs, newspapers, and books saved from Sandon when...More

Thank LalaithEnenthNin
Reviewed 25 August 2016

When we went the manager of the museum decided to close early and essentially told everyone to leave. I have heard good reports about the museum and was disappointed to say the least about his attitude. The young man running the shop in Sandon and...More

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