Mulhurst Bay, Alberta, Canada is a hamlet on the shore of Pigeon Lake.
This may be a summer destination, but they promote Mulhurst Bay as an all-season venue because the community celebrates seasonal events all year round.
The party was put on hold for the last few years because of the massive shutdowns people had to endure since 2020. Fortunately, the people of Mulhurst Bay came together to host another edition of Mulhurst Daze.
I like this place because there’s a community spirit here that you don’t see much anymore. Everybody knows everybody–even if it’s a seasonal town. The local ice cream place was playing classic Van Morrison on their outdoor speakers—that’s how cool Mulhurst Bay is.
The event centers around the community center but it kicks off with the coolest little parade you’ll ever see. They drive down the lakeside road to showcase the parade route—it’s a good fit.
This parade is like summer kiddie-Halloween because every float has people who toss heaps of candy at the kids. They get everything from freezies to candy bars to lollipops. Kids love it—parents are lukewarm about the candy avalanche—but it’s a big part of the fun.
The classic iron in the parade is the candy for me and this parade gave me a great return. They were idling though a summer day at 2 miles per hour, so it was worst-case scenario for old tech. No problem—they did the route and pleased the big crowd at the same time.
This is a parade-friendly location because the lake is such a great backdrop for pictures. The lake turns the cars and trucks into even bigger stars.
The parade ends at the community center and that’s where the car show begins.
It’s a nice setup—all on grass so it’s a dream location for car guys.
Jim spotted a really cool 1959 Pontiac Strato Chief hauling a ’63 Shasta trailer in the parade. He parked it with two other classic car/ trailer combinations.
The other two were past MyStar owner stories, so the right thing to do was get the ’59 Pontiac story. Look for it in the next few months on the pages of MyStar.
Jim also found a ’68 Volvo P-1800S AT Mulhurst.
This car drew women in because of the color—it was definitely a crowd favorite and as a bonus—it had a great story behind it. That’s another future MyStar story.
I found a 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup.
You see a lot of this era Chevy trucks at car shows but this one had a great build story behind it. Spoiler alert—it took five trucks to build it.
The last story I found was a one-family-owned 1985 Dodge SE pickup.
The owner was new to the game in the car hobby, but he was very willing to learn. This was a highly- optioned truck, and the best part was it’s going to stay in the family. There are big plans ahead for this ’85 Dodge—look for the story late this year or early next year.
By: Jerry Sutherland
Jerry Sutherland is a veteran automotive writer with a primary focus on the collector car hobby. His work has been published in many outlets and publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post, Vancouver Sun and The Truth About Cars. He is also a regular contributor to Auto Roundup Publications.