Tuesday 24 May 2016

Robsart, Saskatchewan May 21, 2016

This is basically a ghost town. I ended up here simply because I could not get to where I originally wanted to go. That is a destination for another day. Robsart has a few occupied houses and a lot of empty buildings. From what I understand the town has less than twenty residents.  The town was founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1912. The decline started in the 1930's during the Great Depression. In 1929 and 1930 fire destroyed parts of the town. At its peak there were three hundred fifty residents. 

It shows up on my road map. When you arrive there is no sign stating the name of this place on the highway. 

The whole place can be seen via Google streetview.

Main street with those extremely wide streets typical of prairie towns. There are post boxes that are still used. I think one of the buildings looks like it might be used on an irregular basis. Of course it had to rain the day I was there.

Main street building.

Another building on main street.

Main street again.

This is on the street that runs southeast of main street. I drove to get some pictures and noticed signs saying "Private Property" on the house. I was not sure where the private property actually started so I did not venture closer. The foundation looks recent so maybe it is being used for something.

This is close to the above house. Abandoned truck.

Various abandoned houses.

I believe this is the old hospital. From internet sources it opened in 1918 and closed in the 1930's.

Highway 21 north of Robsart on my way to Maple Creek. Beware of rural Saskatchewan highways. They can be very narrow.


  1. Fantastic find and post! That place could be used for an old western movie. Wonderful photos, BW!

  2. These are fantastic, but so lonely...and where did all the people go? Of course, I am curious about inside the buildings too..did they leave in a hurry, what did they leave behind....it is sad, but not desolate because of the green grass, and the red truck...it is like there could be....should be....Wonderful post BW! Super photographs. They made my mind wonder and wander!

  3. If I win Lotto 649, BW - I am going to go down there and refurb one of those buildings to all its PC glory! (PC=Period Correct). That lumber shop looks like a good investment!