Ste. Elizabeth, Manitoba (CA)

Author sophos9 - Last updated: 16.04.2010

Ste. Elizabeth, Manitoba (CA)

This was my third visit to Ste. Elizabeth (small ghost town in Manitoba, Canada), and I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to find anything new to shoot or not. It turned out that all the three houses looked even more vandalized than they were last summer, so the photo opps were very limited.

Across the street from the ghost town there’s a house and a trailer where the “mayor” of the town lives. He takes care of the church (see photo #3), which — despite being in this God-forsaken place — is in good shape and still fully functional.

1. Desaulniers’


2. Cell


3. Church


4. Odilon’s stairs


5. CSI Ste. Elizabeth


6. Ring!


7. Slam


8. Paper flowers


Thanks for looking




#1GeoffApril 18, 2010, 5:22 pm

Like your photos. I am def going to Ste. elizabeth I have never heard of it before. I am trying to get to alot of abandoned towns/farm areas this summer. I would recommend the Criddle Farm to you its located just East of Shilo Manitoba. I have two photos on my website of the site the rest are on my Facebook. Cheers.

#2William Jean YatesJuly 23, 2011, 4:19 pm

I reviewed a few web sites on Ste. Elizabeth, MB and have noted that there is no mention at all of the group of communal Christians that lived there from 1979 to 1982, having arrived from Quebec and having been assisted by the Oak Bluff Hutterite colony. There were approximately 15 people who lived in the commune.

During its time, there were 8 houses, an old Hutterite community hall donated to the group. The garage across the street was owned and operated as a business by the group (wood working, furniture refinishing and some welding). The group had a large garden for most of its vegetables and preserves. Some worked outside the group in Morris and area businesses. There was a school operated by the commune as well. The project fell apart for financial reasons due mainly to the finanial mismanagement by the group’s leader Francis Cormier.

#3KVFMarch 19, 2015, 3:54 pm

Beautiful Pics!!! I am so interrested in going to take pics here, Where abouts is it located? Can’t seem to find it on maps… Coming from Winnipeg

#4LisaApril 17, 2015, 6:14 pm

just came across you pic’s as I was planning a return trip to St.E, I did a shoot there a few years back the fake blood in pic 5 was the result of one of my shoots.

#5wayneOctober 10, 2016, 8:38 am

my brother and I are trying to find out if our uncles and aunts went to school there. would it be something if there was school records. my dad was born in 1930 last name carpenter the last time we where on the farm was 1967.i am 60 and my younger brother is 51. please reply if at all possible . all my grandfather s brothers were from that area

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