Historic Track Database | Feature Articles | Ghost Speedways | Photos | Updates | Home

Ghost Speedways in Canada

Coming Soon

Golden Lake Speedway (ON)

Follow the links below and you'll find photos of old race tracks in Canada. Not photos in their heyday but as they appear today, long after they were last used. For a list of all speedways that have existed in Canada see the Historic Track Database.
Alberta
Stampede Speedway - 1/4 mile dirt oval
Standard Speedbowl -
1/4 mile dirt oval

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in Alberta (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)
British Columbia
False Creek Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Langley Speedway (AKA Action Raceway) - 3/8 mile paved oval
Miscellaneous
- Grandview Bowl, False Creek Speedway, Lumby Speedway & Cassidy Speedway

Tillicum Raceway - 3/8 mile paved oval

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in BC (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)
Manitoba

I don't have information on any Ghost Tracks in Manitoba.

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in Manitoba (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)

New Brunswick
Cedar Mills International Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Danny's Speed Bowl - 1/4 mile paved oval
Miscellaneous - Brookside Speedway and Hammond River Speedway
Petty Raceway - 1/3 mile paved oval No longer a Ghost Track but the page will remain up

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in New Brunswick (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)
Newfoundland
Knight's Speedway, Pouch Cove - I need photos of this one.

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in Newfoundland (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)
North-West Territories & Nanuvut

I don't have information on any Ghost Tracks in either the North-West Territories of Nanuvut.

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in the North-West Territories and Nanuvut (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)

Nova Scotia
Havre Boucher Speedway - 1/5 mile paved oval
Fraser's Mountain Raceway
- 1/4 mile paved oval
Moosehead Premium Dry Speedway AKA Exhibition Park Motor Speedway - 1/3 mile paved oval
Onslow Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Seabreeze Raceway - 1/4 mile paved oval

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in Nova Scotia (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)
Ontario
Acton Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Bismark Speedway - 5/8 mile dirt oval
Brighton Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Edenvale - 1.73 mile airport circuit
Hurricane Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Miscellaneous - Riverview Speedway, Dayus Raceway, Model T Speedway, Jackpot Speedway, Checker Flag & Orr Lake
Nilestown Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Northern Raceway - 1/4 mile paved oval & 1/4 mile drag strip
Orillia Speedway - dirt oval
Shannonville Raceway - 1/3 mile dirt oval
Speedway Park (Stoney Creek)- 1/3 mile paved oval (dirt track for most of it's use)
Sutton Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Teviotdale Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
The Ridge Raceway - 3/8 mile clay oval
Wallace Speedway - 1/3 mile paved oval
Wasaga Beach Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval
Windsor Dragway - 1/4 mile paved drag strip

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in Ontario (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)
Quebec
Go to the excellent Stock Car Quebec web site for a large number of Quebec ghost tracks

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in Quebec (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)
Prince Edward Island
Elephant Rock Speedway - 1/4 mile paved oval

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in PEI (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)
Saskatchewan
I don't have information on any Ghost Tracks in SK.

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in Saskatchewan (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)

Yukon
I don't have information on any Ghost Tracks in Yukon.

Click here for a list of all tracks that have existed in Yukon (active, inactive and may or may not have any remains)


I'm looking for information on the following Canadian speedways. If you have info on these track or any other in Canada contact webmaster@motorsportscentral.com. More specifically, I'm looking tracks that are no longer used but are still at least partially in existance. See the above examples. I know the fate of several speedways in Ontario such as Checker Flag, Pinecrest, CNE, etc.

Possible Ghost Tracks
Tracks that may possibly have some remains in existance. The dates listed are approximate.
Track Town

Years in Use

Bell City Speedway

Peterborough, ON

1967-1970

Brantford Speedway
(AKA Mohawk Speedway)
Brantford, ON

1949-1962

Cedar Circle Speedway Peterborough, ON

late 1960's-1970

Island Speedway Tweed, ON

late 1960's

Sandy's Speedway Warsaw / Indian River, ON
1967?-1969?

Known Ghost Tracks
Below are tracks that I have been told that have remains. If someone wants to visit them and take photos, it would be appreciated!
Track
Town

Years in Use

Allumett Speedway Allumett Island, Quebec 1960's-1970
Ascot Park Speedway Tillsonburg, ON 1952-56, 1970
Kel-Win Speedway Kelowna, BC - between Vernon and Kelowna on Glenmore road 1963
Knight's Speedway Pouch Cove, Newfoundland mid 1970's
Orillia Speedway Orillia, ON 1952
Rosebud Rosebud, AB - on the west side of town behind the Telus office or across the street approx. 150 meters to the SE of the Rosebud theatre. 1962-?

 

Updates

April 5, 2006: Removed Riverview Speedway from the Possible Ghost Tracks list. I have photos of the track and will post them soon.

April 22, 2005:
Removed Shannonville Raceway from the Known Ghost Tracks list - I visited the site and will post the photos.

November 12, 2004:
Removed Wallace, Teviotdale, Model T and Jackpot from the Known list. I have posted photos of them.

October 11, 2004:
Removed Grand River Speedway from the "Possible" list. A reader e-mailed me to say that the track existed until sometime in the 1990's when it was finally cleaned up

August 26, 2004:
Moved Jackpot Speedway from the "Possible" to the "Known" list. A reader on the bulletin board indicated that his father owns the property and many elements of the track exist.

August 26, 2004:
Removed Hockley Valley Speedway from the "Possible" list as research indicates that it was the same place as Mono Mills, which was previously removed.

August 14, 2004:
Removed Dayus and The Ridge from "Known Ghost Tracks". Ron from Windsor sent me photos of both. They will appear on the site soon.

August 12, 2004:
Moved Model T Speedway from the "Possible" list to the "Known" list. A reader posted on the discussion baord that the track surface is gone but the grandstands remain.

May 23, 2004:
Removed Cedar Mills and Petty Raceway. A reader has sent me photos of both those tracks and they will appear on this site soon.

April 9, 2004:
Removed Mono Mills from the Possible Ghost Tracks listing as I have been informed it is now the site of Humber Springs Trout Hatchery

April 9, 2004:
Removed Onslow Speedway from the Known Ghost Tracks list. I have photos of it.

March 1, 2004:
Removed Kingston Speedway from the list. A reader e-mailed me to say that the track was turned into a quarry after it closed in 1976

Jan 30, 2004:
Removed Hide-A-Way Speedway from the list. I found out that it closed in 1972 and reopened in 1973 as a 1.2 mile off-road track called Kitchener International Raceway

Jan 6, 2004:
Removed Welland County Speedway from this list. In my research I discovered that this is the old name for the Niagara Motorcycle Raceway which has been operating since 1970 by the Welland County Motorcycle Club.

Sept 9, 2003: The Ridge Raceway near Ridgetown has been removed from the list. Steve sent me an e-mail telling me that it is completely intact. It was used in 1952-1978 and then again from 1983-1995.

Sept 8, 2003: Nilestown has been removed from the list. I received an e-mail (thanks Dan!) that Nilestown is now a Polish Recreational Centre and pointed me to a web site. Sure enough, there is a soccer field in the middle of the old track.

Sept 5, 2003: Bridgeport has been removed from the list. I was informed that the remains existed until the early 1980's when the land was redeveloped for baseball fields. Can't be called a "Ghost Track" any more.