Destination Adventure visited the once-in-a-lifetime 153 Mile Store, a relic of his childhood in British Columbia. The general store is unchanged for close to 60 years. Porter walked around the perfectly preserved store, visually examining the shelves, displays, and counters, all of which seemed to be frozen in time. The store inaugurated in 1900 and then closed in 1963 when the owner suddenly passed away.
This is the 153 Mile Store, and it has sat perfectly preserved – full of unsold merchandise – since the day it closed in 1963. I grew up just down the road from this location, so I was always aware of it, but it was so much more than I ever expected. It’s rare that you get to see old artifacts in good condition, but this store is FULL of artifacts in literally brand new condition.