Journey to Bradian, BC

I stepped outside of the long-abandoned house and into the gravel street. Behind me a breeze picked up and some clouds of dust billowed around me. Before I joined my companions at the next building I took a moment to really bask in the isolation I was feeling, and tried to imagine what it would have been like to live in this town all those years ago. I turned towards the next building to continue the exploration of Bradian, BC. Bradian is a ghost town in the mountains of British Columbia. While most other ghost town’s have long-since crumbled into Continue Reading

Discovering a New Drain

As we cautiously moved forward into the darkness I stopped my buddy and pointed ahead; a section where the weight of the buildings and earth above us had partially crushed the steel pipe in which we found ourselves. Not dissuaded, but much more cautious, we continued deeper into the Sandy Freeway. Since my last explore in April a lot has changed in the world. The spread of the COVID19 Carona virus, and the subsequent withdrawal of society, made going out on mundane excursions feel like an urban explore – deserted streets, abandoned shops and an overwhelming feeling of stillness gave Continue Reading

The Transforming Tunnel

As I crept forward, the shallow water splashing around my ankles, I quickly came to the realization that this drain was not the one I was expecting. And I wondered just where it would lead. Since my last post, I’ve gone on a several more explores, which I’ll get to posting about in good time but I wanted to post about my latest adventure while it was still fresh in my mind; the Transforming Tunnel – one of the longest drains I’ve explored to date. An accidental discovery While examining some GIS maps, I came across what I thought was Continue Reading

Exploring the Douglas Darkie

Hello readers! After my first draining post about exploring the Bowker Creek Tunnels I assumed I wouldn’t be writing about another draining adventure until the summer dry season; after all the region get’s a fair amount of rain during the Fall and Winter and the rule “never drain when it rains” was instilled in me from day one. Since that first post though, a couple of things happened; 1) I met another local storm drain explorer who gave me some great advice about the local systems, and 2) We experienced the driest October in 40 years – the stage was Continue Reading