Coombs


We went to Coombs again during our vacation, it was  a lovely sunny day. ©
Coombs General store and Post office.


“Established in 1912, the Coombs General Store has the original wood floors and shelves of memorabilia and old photos that add to its historic charm. There is also a huge selection of penny candy.” – Travel British Columbia

“A popular stopping point for tourists on the way to the west coast, the little village of Coombs is dotted with several heritage buildings, small gift and craft shops and antique stores. Coombs is also known for the family of goats nimbly grazing on the grass rooftop of the Coombs Old Country Market.” – Vancouverisland.com/


The Old Country Market ©

The original market was created by Kristian Graaten. Kris and his wife, Solveig, emigrated with their children to Vancouver Island from Norway in the 1950s. Kris, who grew up in the small community of Lillehammer, was inspired to include a sod roof in his design of the market. Many Norwegian homes and farm structures are built directly into the hillside with the sod roof becoming an extension of the hillside. With the help of sons, Svein and Andy, and son-in-law, Larry, Kris unwittingly began to build what would become perhaps the most famous sod-roof building in the world.

And now the question, “What if we put goats on the roof?”

The Old Country Market ©

The Old Country Market ©

The Old Country Market ©

Goats on the roof at The Old Country Market ©

Goat Cart at The Old Country Market ©

Fresh bread from The Old Country Market ©

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The Old Country Market ©
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Great Fish and Chips at The Old Country Market
2006 ©
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Our dog Kris2006 ©
Kris is a Belgian SheepdogGerman Shepherd cross.

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The Coombs Emporium 2009
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The Coombs Emporium 2009
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