The province of Alberta has several ghost towns that have been completely or partially abandoned. Many of Alberta's ghost towns exist as a result of a number of failed coal mining operations in the area during the early 20th century.
Ghost towns are towns that once had a considerable population, that have since dwindled in numbers causing some or all its business to close, either due to the rerouting of a highway, train tracks being pulled, or exhaustion of some natural resource.
The settlement was abandoned in the early 1920s and destroyed by a prairie fire soon after. Flowerdale had a post office, Flowerdale Holdings, a general store, a schoolhouse and many other businesses.