Pie in Mirror, Alberta, August 2007: Adventure-a-Day #9

This picture says everything you need to know about my stop in Mirror on August 23, 2007.

half-eaten piece of pie, mug of coffee, formica table top

Saskatoon berry pie in progress (Photo credit Jill Browne)

In the morning, three of us drove to a nice canoe launching spot not particularly close to Mirror. Two people floated away and I, the driver of the land boat, turned homeward.

Never go the same way twice.

And thus occurred my exploration of the delights of Mirror, Alberta. The town that couldda bin a contendah, if only the railway hadn’t switched to diesel.

There is a pattern to Alberta towns. They don’t all follow it, but those that do, do. Mirror does, and so does nearby Alix. The look says, “We built what we needed and stopped.” There’s no transition zone between town and prairie. You’re either in one or the other.

I ate the rest of the Saskatoon berry pie in the picture. It was made that day, in the restaurant, and served by the lady who made it, with a cup of coffee on a formica table. Had a good chat with the lady.

Never go the same way twice.


This is my standard form of disclosure that I am retroactively adding to all blog posts done before April 1, 2018, and will add to all new posts.

1. Is this experience open to the public?


2. Who paid the cost of me doing this?

I did.

3. Did I get any compensation or special consideration for writing this blog post?


4. Would I be as positive about this place if I had gone as a regular visitor?

Yes. I did go as a regular visitor.


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