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

Assiniboine Park Zoo – April 2015

I picked up an annual membership to the Assiniboine Park Zoo so will be putting up highlights of many of the visits.  I love the critters there and the zoo gives me a place to walk and enjoy the outdoors, so I will likely go there often especially during the summer months. The bears were… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Zoo – April 2015

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

Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Mint produces every coin that is produced for circulation in Canada (which apparently numbers in the billions). It was built in 1976 and I have never taken a tour of the facility.  I’ve heard it said that most people never tour attractions in their own city and this is one that I haven’t… Continue reading Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg

Conservatory – Assiniboine Park

Inside the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park is a jungle of growth and even some critters.  I wandered around inside to take some pictures.  It is always so fresh and green with a natural smell. The Conservatory is a wonderful place to spend a bit of time.  If you walk around 5 times, you are apt… Continue reading Conservatory – Assiniboine Park

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