Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Part 1, The Forks

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights opened in Winnipeg a little over 4 years ago and I finally decided it was time to visit.

I took a bus to The Forks instead of paying for parking.  We had been spoiled with having free parking there for such a long time, that many of us are still avoiding going because of the cost of parking. It costs less to take a bus than to park there for 3 hours (which is the maximum time allowed and may not be enough to see everything in the museum).  I did find out while there that there is a better way – but more on that later.

First stop was The Forks for breakfast before going to the museum.  Of course, I have to eat!  🙂

Where better to eat breakfast than Danny’s all day Breakfast and Brunch?  It was delicious and at a very good price.  The museum wasn’t open yet, so I then wandered around the Forks and took some pictures – inside and out.  It has been years since I have visited The Forks and there has been a lot of work in this building since then.

Main Floor view
View of same area as above from opposite end and from 2nd floor
View of another isle from 2nd floor

The next 3 photos are taken from the top of the tower outside.

Assiniboine River
Some of the down town area – looking west
more of The Forks area

I then headed downstairs and outside, where I took a picture of the tower.

Lookout Tower at The Forks

Winnipeg is often called Winterpeg for a reason.  We can (and usually do) have very cold winters.  This area is called The Forks because it is situated at the fork of the Red and the Assiniboine Rivers.  These rivers freeze in the winter and we have skating rinks and walking trails on both of them.   Since it is so cold, we have warming huts situated along the trails. 

The next picture is one of the warming huts.  We have new huts with new designs every year.

Golden Bison Warming Shack – below is the information sign explaining how it works.
Golden Bison Warming Shack.  If the picture is too small to read the writing, try clicking on it to enlarge it.

I didn’t try to climb up inside it to try it.  By then it was time for the Museum to open and I walked over to check it out.

To be continued . . . .


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