Kitsault is a town in British Columbia, Canada which has been abandoned for the past 30 years. The town was erected in 1979 due to the emergence of the American Mining Corporation Phelps Dodge and Molybdenum mine in the area and was originally intended as a base to house miners and their families. The town catered for 1200 residents and was equipped with shopping centres, schools and hospitals amongst many other things.
The initial set up of this infrastructure cost $250 million and was intended to create a comfortable life for the mine workers who would need to relocate there.
However, in 1982 the price of molybdenum plummeted and forced the mine to close, which inevitably resulted in the removal of the town’s residents when the town became too pricey to maintain. For years, the only inhabitants of Kitsault were the caretaker and his wife.
Since then, a Canadian businessman named Krishnan Sufantiranu, has bought the town for $7 million although his plan for the city is not very clear.
Talk suggests that it might once again be open for molybdenum mining in the near future.
Scarily, a walk through Kisault shows house frozen in time with décor and furniture from the ‘80s and despite being abandoned for years, everything is as immaculate as it was when the inhabitants left in 1983.