Garden of Life

Just outside the Conservatory in the Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg is a Garden of Life. As the plaque says, this symbolizes the chance for a new life that is possible because of organ donation and transplantation.  The plaque also says that the garden is filled with flowers that depict the shape or colour of the… Continue reading Garden of Life

Red River Ox Cart

Believe it or not, there was life in Winnipeg and Manitoba before I was born.  🙂 One of the means of transportation back then was an ox drawn cart.  In 1974 the Investors Group donated a larger than life sculpture of a Red River Ox Cart, which is on display at one of the entrances… Continue reading Red River Ox Cart

Grant’s Old Mill

in 1829, Cuthbert Grant built a flour mill on the bank of Sturgeon Creek in Winnipeg. A replica was built several years ago at the same location, which is a beautiful spot.  I could see myself walking Chester in this area and imagine there should be plenty of wildlife here.  I did not see much… Continue reading Grant’s Old Mill

Golden Centennaires

Mounted in the St. James area of Winnipeg, we have one of the jets used by the Golden Centennaires Aerobatic Team. The Golden Centennaires Team was formed in 1967 and displayed their aerobatics during Canada’s 100th Anniversary and is the basis for the current Snowbird Team. This plane has been displayed at this location since… Continue reading Golden Centennaires

The Forks

I have mentioned the Forks before, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet – so it is now time to show you a bit of this area. I took this picture from a bridge over the Assiniboine River – showing the Red River on the other side of the trees and the Assiniboine River flowing… Continue reading The Forks

Riel Pedestrian Bridge

The Riel Pedestrian Bridge is a free standing pedestrian bridge that was built alongside of the Provencher Bridge, which spans the Red River from Provencher Avenue to downtown Winnipeg.  It is just north of the Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet. The cables support the pedestrian part of the bridge, which has a… Continue reading Riel Pedestrian Bridge

Norwood Bridge Sculpture

The Norwood Bridge is the first of two bridges that take you from St. Marys Road in St. Boniface into downtown Winnipeg.  After the Norwood Bridge, which goes over the Red River  is a short stretch of land where the street becomes Queen Elizabeth Way and then onto the Main Street Bridge to take you… Continue reading Norwood Bridge Sculpture