Before hitching its fortunes to the Starship Enterprise, the southern Alberta town of Vulcan had dropped out of warp speed and appeared to be drifting into anonymity.
It wasn’t far from being a ghost town, a place where nobody “boldly goes”. The hotel on the main strip was boarded up. Many other businesses in the town of 1,942 people were also shuttered.
Now, thanks to word-of-mouth from loyal Trekkers who keep coming back, ever-expanding attractions, and a boost from actor Leonard Nimoy, the town is taking flight as a stand-alone tourist destination.