Also check out the top 20 grain elevators in Alberta to photograph listed under the map. These elevators are judged on how interesting they are to a photographer based on original logos, appearance and environment. I started shooting grain elevators in Alberta in 2001 just as they increased the frequency of demolition and painting over logos.
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Acadia Valley – Has a Wheat Pool logo and is now a museum.
Big Valley, AB – Also has a nice train station to shoot.
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Butze, AB – Old style grain elevator abandoned for decades.
Castor, AB – Now part of a museum
Dorothy, AB – Located in the beautiful Drumheller valley with 2 pretty restored churches nearby.
Esther, AB – A classic old wooden style elevator in a ghost town.
Herronton, AB – Has the classic green color and Wheat Pool logo
Hilda, SK – A unique grain elevator in Alberta, and is in a semi-ghost town.
Kinuso, AB – Old style UGG logo that you can’t find anywhere else.
Mayerthorpe, AB – It has been saved and preserved.
Meeting Creek, AB – Now part of a museum. You get 2 elevators and a train station in a pretty town.
Mossleigh, AB – 3 grain elevators in a row! One has since been painted.
Nanton, AB – Saved and now part of the museum. I like the orange colours.
Paradise Valley, AB – Saved and is now a museum.
Raley, AB – Oldest elevator in Alberta and has a pretty mountain background
Rowley, AB – 3 elevators in a fantastic, preserved ghost town.
Scandia, AB – The town preserved this grain elevator for everyone to enjoy!
Spruce Grove, AB – A grain elevator museum and you can go inside when it is open.
St Albert, AB – Now a museum
Wrentham, AB – 2 grain elevators, one of which is being preserved.