Day 125 of our Journey
Don’t ask us why, but as we headed north on the Alaka Highway out of Watson Lake every single establishment—from gas stations to campgrounds to shoe stores to bars—seemed to bake and sell pies. Even The Milepost made mention of this Canadian phenomenon.
Our first scheduled pie stop was at the Continental Divide Lodge, but as we get close enough to read the sign we could see it said “Closed”. On to the Swift River Lodge, which was open but had no pie. This is what we get for driving the Alaska Highway so late in the season, we thought dejectedly to ourselves as our stomach rumbled crankily.
About an hour later we pulled into Dawson Peaks Resort & RV Park (which has a lovely location right on a lake, by the way) but as we parked the truck we noticed a big sign that said, you guessed it, “No Pie”. We went in any way, resigned to settling for some lesser pastry product, and as we walked in the woman behind the register asked us to “hold on a sec’” since she had to go take a cherry pie out of the oven! It was made with canned fruit and the crust wasn’t as flaky as we’d hoped, but it was pie nonetheless and we ate every bite.
Here’s more about travel in Canada