#FABTrip15: Impressions of Empress

On the final day of #FABTrip15, we emerged from comfy confines of the Forksview  Motel and Manor, ready for another dry and dusty day in #SEAlta. After a wander around the village, Greg and I stopped at That’s Empressive for a coffee, a chat, an ice cream, and a Kit Kat, before hitting the road for Bindloss and points west along the abandoned Royal Line.

Storey’s Hardware and Garage. #Empress #Alberta #Canada #abandoned #history #FABTrip15 @gregfarries A photo posted by Jonathan Koch (@forgotten_alberta) on

The outskirts of Empress. #Alberta #Canada #History #abandoned #mybadlands #FABTrip15 @gregfarries A photo posted by Jonathan Koch (@forgotten_alberta) on

3 thoughts on “#FABTrip15: Impressions of Empress”

  1. I am a wanderer and have visited Empress 2 or 3 times . Last time was this past year. I found some great people to coffee with in the morning’s before leaving. Forksview Motel is a neat place to stay. The lady, Helen that takes care of the motel is a grand lady to meet. I also enjoy time spent with the people who have the “store” in the “Bank Building” . All things even I will return. Thank you — Jim Jensen – Fairview AB .
    return once again come spring. Jim Jensen, Fairview Ab.

  2. I have great memories of Empress. Really a family town. I remember there was an old grocery store on main street. It was awesome inside. Just like the “old” days inside and if you rummaged around you could find some neat finds. He would open on I believe Thursday and you could get fresh produce.
    Our “bank house” was across from the school. Great times were had in Empress.

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