Fort Whyte Alive with an Ooops

Fort Whyte Alive has re-opened. The outside is open, but we can’t go inside the building where the regular entrance is. The entrance has been moved to a side gate right at the start of the trails. I was quickly signed in and was on my way. Under a dull and cloudy sky, I took… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive with an Ooops

Short Walk after Temperature Drop

Yesterday we had a mild December temperature of -4C and this morning it was -25C when I went out to get some groceries. I hadn’t checked the temperature before leaving my apartment, so just had my fleece on as my jacket. I had to scrape ice and snow off the car – but got my… Continue reading Short Walk after Temperature Drop

A Slippery Walk

I knew it was going to be slippery when I opened the door to go outside and saw frozen drops of rain on the stair railings. I went anyway, but didn’t end up walking enough to even look at what my FitBit said today. First photos are the intricate designs on my car’s windshield (windscreen)… Continue reading A Slippery Walk

Revisiting Assiniboine Forest

The original plan for my next visit to Assiniboine Forest was to go much earlier in the morning – but that didn’t happen. A few days ago I ordered a Poinsettia from Shermerdine and it was ready this morning – so I went there first. I was amazed at how beautiful this was since I… Continue reading Revisiting Assiniboine Forest

Walking Around Assiniboine Park

I am so sad that the Assiniboine Park Zoo is still closed, but happy that the rest of the park is open and the trails are kept in good condition. I parked at the East Gate and headed into the park this morning. It is amazing to have temperatures so close to 0C in December… Continue reading Walking Around Assiniboine Park

Walking the Trails in Assiniboine Park

Until my last move, I have always lived east of Assiniboine Park and always entered from the east. Since I moved west of the park a couple of months ago, I found out that there is a large western side of the park with trails. I have now been entering the west side and driving… Continue reading Walking the Trails in Assiniboine Park

Fort Whyte Alive this Morning

Due to Covid, we are back in a lockdown here again, with many businesses closed or with reduced hours and/or customers. I know the Assiniboine Park Zoo is closed, but was delighted to find out that Fort Whyte Alive is open. The hours are the same, but they were in the process of setting up… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive this Morning

A visit to Bunn’s Creek Park and Trails

For the last couple of years, I’ve been hearing about Cardinals being seen around the Bunn’s Creek trails. Before that I had never heard of Cardinals being anywhere in Canada except Southern Ontario. This year on a Facebook page, I have seen plenty of photos of these beautiful birds taken at Bunn’s Creek in Winnipeg… Continue reading A visit to Bunn’s Creek Park and Trails

A Beautiful Morning in Birds Hill Provincial Park – part 3

Time to move onto my last trail of the morning. This is Cedar Bog, self-guiding trail. I have walked this trail before. The first time I didn’t look at the map at the start and when I came to a part where the trail divided, I turned around and went back. The second time (after… Continue reading A Beautiful Morning in Birds Hill Provincial Park – part 3

A Beautiful Morning in Birds Hill Provincial Park – part 2

After finishing the Prairie Winds trail, I got back in the car and continued my drive through the park. Next stop was a short one at a little overlook. I walked over to it from the parking lot, took one photo and wandered around a bit before getting back in the car. I hadn’t gone… Continue reading A Beautiful Morning in Birds Hill Provincial Park – part 2