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.