Sandon, BC used to be an regional economic powerhouse in the early 1900s, famous for its silver mines. Half way through the century a combination of falling silver prices and a catastrophic flood left the town largely abandoned until this day. Currently it is sort of an indoor/outdoor museum.
For those into the history, a whole day can be spent wandering and reading. For the impatient, there might not be anything to see at all. For the adventurous, Sandon is situated at the bottom of Idaho Peak – a fantastic little hike on a clear day. There is also cycling options at the nearby Galena Trail.