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Friday, June 03, 2022

Enjoying Blue Sky in Winnipeg

Friday Morning in Winnipeg

Friday Morning in Winnipeg

After breakfast at the hotel, we walked out the front door and decided to turn right.  We went down to take a look at the historic train station.  The wide Avenue of Broadway culminates at Union Station showing the railway's importance to the city back in the day.

We walked through and found a quick way to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.  This area is important to the foundation of Canada.  The area where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers meet is now called The Forks and is national parkland.  It was a place for First Nations meetings for as long ago as 6000 years!

Friday Morning in Winnipeg

Friday Morning in Winnipeg

Friday Morning in Winnipeg

Today was a lovely day to walk around and see where some Pride celebrations will take place tomorrow and Sunday.  Some old buildings dating back to the railroad era have been repurposed as a marketplace.  Riverside trails span dozens of kilometers on both sides of the rivers.

It is absolutely a great place to hang out during summers.  From what I've seen on the Internet, the rivers freeze over completely in the winter and so people use this area year-round.  Of course, we don't even hang around Vancouver during winters but we skip its rain rather than cold and snow.

Friday Morning in Winnipeg

Friday Morning in Winnipeg

We walked back through downtown.  We found an entrance to Winnipeg Square.  It is an underground connection between buildings that contains food and shopping.  We found a Sri Lankan-inspired restaurant.  We got takeaway to bring back to the hotel as it is only around 200 meters away.

Friday Morning in Winnipeg

In the afternoon we had a little nap and later, closer to the evening we walked to the Manitoba Legislature building.  It is now nearly 9:00 pm but very bright.  Winnipeg is in the prairies and there are no mountains to interfere with the length of the daylight.


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