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Mission BC – Random Times

Mission BC, have you ever been there?  If it wasn’t for the fact that Jeff was working there, I don’t know if I’d ever have a reason to go there.

Let me tell you, I encountered a lot of randomness in Mission.  Part of the central Fraser Valley + situated an hour drive east of Vancouver, it doesn’t really have much of a draw for tourists.  But I loved that about Mission!  I just wandered + rooted around to see what all I could find!


Sweet, random Fred Flintstone airbrush:Mission BC - 01

Mission Sniper Pool Hall???  What the heck is that?!  Only snipers shoot pool here?  It was Easter weekend + was closed so I couldn’t go in + confirm.  Random.Mission BC - 02

Lots of junky junk stores selling everything AND the kitchen sink!Mission BC - 04

Oh man, I shoulda bought these.  Regret.Mission BC - 05

Nice post office in downtown Mission.Mission BC - 07

One of the biggest attractions in Mission?  The Stave Falls Powerhouse.  Building started in 1909, it employed much of the community + brought power to British Columbia + even into the United States.Mission BC - 08

It had pretty cool hands-on displays to play with that demonstrate the production of energy. Mission BC - 09

They had an autographed picture of Alan Cumming.  SO RANDOM!!!!Mission BC - 10

Hoo boy!  The generator floor was pretty impressive!Mission BC - 11

There were some large pieces of machinery, man!Mission BC - 13


Mission BC - 14A cool room of appliances that used electricity to speed up the laborious chores of the early 1900’s housewife.Mission BC - 16

Did y’all know that Linda Ronstadt’s grandpa was an inventor?  Random!Mission BC - 18

Oh yeah + I guess when you live in Mission, the Powerhouse is THE place to have a birthday party???Mission BC - 19

I would be lying if I didn’t mention that Mission was a little rough around the edges.  But I enjoyed exploring + finding some gems!

Our hotel didn’t have a fridge so I’d fill the sink with ice + stick some beers in for Jeff.  Hey!  What’s better than an ice cold beer after a 16 hour work day?!

Keepin’ it classy!!!

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. kenneth Papi~Dads nishino #

    Eh, Nan, glad U didn’t buy anything at that junk store,..
    …LOL, Wow, those cold brew’ski’s look great, i’m sure
    Jeffrey’s gonna slug a few down, good’on’yah, girl !!!!!!
    miss U, hope all is well, Mahalo nui loa, cheers, DAD’s

    April 4, 2013
    • I DID buy a couple things at the junk store! It was SO CHEAP!!!! Jeff definitely deserves some cold beers after his long day of working on a western pilot, that’s for darned sure!!!!

      April 4, 2013
  2. rocky nishino #

    You learned a lot about energy there. It is the big difference with many Missions in California which you learned about and went there when you lived here such as the Santa Barbara Mission.
    Enjoy there as much as you can!. The blue sky is so beautiful.
    Love you so much and miss you so much. I wish I could touch your face.

    April 4, 2013
    • Canada doesn’t have the mission system like in California! I don’t know where Mission British Columbia got it’s name – I can’t find the answer! Oh mom, I wish you were here!!! Miss you!!!! Love you!

      April 4, 2013
  3. I’ve been to Mission. I can’t say I remember much! The junky shops sort remind me of Antique Alley in New West!

    April 5, 2013
    • Oooooooh Antique Alley????!!!!!! Do tell!!!!! Yeah, Mission is pretty forgettable, but there was a something about it that instilled a desire in me to find something!

      April 6, 2013
      • Okay, you REALLY need to go to Antique Alley in New West. I’ve bought some beautiful vintage chairs there. It’s right by the Quay which they’ve redone and it is BEAUTIFUL there. There’s a boardwalk you can walk along, and there’s chairs, basketball courts, foliage, it’s amazing. Here’s a yelp page to Antique Alley:

        Must visit, and is not as far as Mission 🙂

        April 6, 2013
      • I bookmarked that on Yelp fo’ shizzle!!!! Thanks so much! I’m always on the lookout for stuff like that in BC!!!

        April 6, 2013
  4. howz it going eh? love your blog. I was born and raised in Mission : )

    July 1, 2015
    • Yay! Thanks for reading! Dude, Mission rocks. There’s so much to discover there. I need to go back soon!

      July 8, 2015
  5. the name Mission City was chosen due to the site’s proximity to the historic St. Mary’s Mission of the Oblate order just east of town, which was founded in 1868 (now the Peckquaylis Indian Reserve).

    July 20, 2016

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