Enroute to our northern destination to photograph polar bears, we overnighted in Winnipeg. Instead of just checking the box on our newly acquired province “Manitoba”, we hailed an Uber to explore downtown. Unlike my preparation for most trips, I had not researched the area. We were flying blind, but hopeful with cameras in hand.
The sun was shining and the temps were in the upper 30’s, a balmy October day in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg is the capital (and largest city) of Manitoba. We headed for the historic areas, The Forks where the Red River and Assiniboine rivers intersect, and then off to the Exchange District which offered early 20th century brick architecture and a cool vibe.
A beautiful park area along the waterfront.
|Esplanade Riel, a pedestrian walkway that is a part of the Provencher Twin Bridges that crosses the Red River.|
The Exchange District
Winnipeg is definitely one of the best kept secrets for art and architecture buffs. I love art, architecture and abstract patterns, and Winnipeg more than delivered.
Your photography is amazing! Along with your descriptions of the locations, they have helped during COVID when I haven’t traveled very far. I look forward to your next photo shoot. Thank you!.
Thanks so much for following along. Stay tuned for a post on our visit to Churchill and of course, the tundra and polar bears.
From Namibia to Manitoba, you two are the best. Thank you!
Thanks for following along!
We liked Winnipeg too, but unfortunately the rivers were in flood stage so we couldn’t see some of the sites. The museum for human rights wasn’t open until the next month.
The Museum for Human Rights wasn’t open when we were there. Canada was just reopening, and very cautiously.