Trip 011 - January 26, 2010 (Tuesday)

Mission BC Downtown


Distance From Vancouver: 70-90 km, either via Highway 1, then via Highway 11. Or via Highway 7 (Lougheed Highway) directly from Vancouver.

Liked: Numerous beautiful murals, the local library providing free wireless internet requiring no guest access password, plentiful free parking (two hour limit).

Of note: Frequent train whistles from passing trains.

Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook (2010 edition) Coordinates: Page 3 (Abbotsford) D4. The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available at BackroadMapbooks.com.

Related Website: District of Mission.

Other trips in Mission Area: Lost Creek Forest Service Road, Harrison West Forest Service Road, Chehalis Forest Service Road.

A small town of Mission is located East of Vancouver, West of Hope, and North of Abbotsford. We visited Mission's downtown and found many interesting murals. The local library on 2nd Avenue allows uninhibited access to wireless internet, with no guest password required. You can pick up the wireless signal from the parking lot (2 hour parking limit). The library in Mission is open 10-9 Mon-Thur, 10-5 Fri & Sat, and 1-5 on Sunday.

1. We are heading North on Highway 11 from Abbotsford to Mission.


BC Highway 11

2. Mission welcome sign.


Welcome to Mission BC

3. Mission museum. Open Thursdays and Fridays 11 - 4.


Mission Museum British Columbia Canada

4. Mission Post Office. Built in 1935.


Mission BC Post Office

5. Nice, eh?


Candance studio Mission British Columbia Canada

6. The first mural we have encountered commemorates the injustices faced by Japanese-Canadians during World War II.


Japanese-Canadian mural Mission British Columbia Canada

7. RCMP cruiser in Mission.


RCMP Cruiser Mission British Columbia Canada

8. Speaking of Mission RCMP, see the radar on this photo?


Mission RCMP radar

9. A picturesque antiques store.


Sadie Ann McMurray Antiques Store Mission British Columbia Canada

10. Then we found a fairy-tale ship mural, by Better Buy Books.


Better Buy Books Mural Mission BC

11. Credit goes to whoever beautified this otherwise very gray wall.


Mission British Columbia Canada

12. Open air art in Mission.


Mission British Columbia Canada mural

13. And here is a downtown Mission street. First avenue, as I recall.


First Avenue Mission British Columbia Canada

14. Soapbox Derby mural.


Soapbox Derby Mural Mission British Columbia Canada

15-17. Then there was this very long mural - it took three photos to capture it all.


Mission British Columbia Canada mural

18. Finally, a mural on the TirePlus Automotive Centre building.


Tireplus Automotive Building Mission BC Canada

Nicely done, Mission!


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