Return to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

It has been extremely cold here and I don’t have any incentive to walk outside, so I decided that a return visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights would provide lots of walking space as well as a place for me to absorb more of the stories there. One of the nice perks of… Continue reading Return to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Part 4, Relax

There is just so much information in this museum, that it is impossible to take it all in at once.  Because of this, there are a couple of places to just relax.  Of course, there are plenty of spots to sit during your visit, but one place is here just to relax and reflect.  I… Continue reading Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Part 4, Relax

Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Part 2, Nelson Mandela

It was less than a 5 minute walk to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights from the Forks, so I was soon inside, where I lined up to pay my admission. The lineup moved along quickly and I had soon paid for my admission.  It is $17.00 per day for a Senior.  I asked about… Continue reading Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Part 2, Nelson Mandela

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… Continue reading Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Part 1, The Forks

Ice and Waterfowl

The Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Winnipeg are moving the ice around and trying to get it out of town.  The Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks don’t seem to mind the ice cold water and swim happily in it. After breakfast I went over to The Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet to… Continue reading Ice and Waterfowl

The Forks – end of March

I decided to wander over to the Forks to see how spring is progressing there.  The snow is pretty much gone, but the ice still remains on both the rivers – obviously not strong enough for even the geese to walk on in places though. The ice hut made from blocks of ice taken from… Continue reading The Forks – end of March

The Forks in Spring (or is it?)

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day to go for a walk and take pictures at The Forks in Winnipeg.  But a severe winter storm is predicted to hit Manitoba today.  The last forecast indicates that Winnipeg may be spared the snow but get some freezing rain instead. The Forks name comes from the fact that… Continue reading The Forks in Spring (or is it?)

A Tour of the Forks

The Forks in Winnipeg is situated at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine  Rivers just at the edge of the downtown area.  This is a very popular spot with many things to see and do.  I’ll give you a quick tour of the outside area and let you know that there is lots inside… Continue reading A Tour of the Forks

Red River Mutual Trail

I have mentioned the skating rink that Winnipeg sets up along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers during the winter, but in the last couple of weeks, this trail has been expanded greatly along the Red River.  It does not appear to have been put on the Assiniboine River at all, except for the starting point… Continue reading Red River Mutual Trail

The Day After the Walk

Good news all around.  I survived the day!  I made my 25,000 steps (actually  26,332  steps) and I took some pictures on my walk that I can show you today.  🙂 It was a cloudy day (which is why it is so warm), so the pictures are just so, so – but they were on… Continue reading The Day After the Walk