Canada 2017 travel blog

The pedestrian bridge over the Red River at Winnipeg

Winnipeg Union Station

The main hall of Union Station

This gateway, just across the road from the station, is just about...

The Manitoba prairies just west of Winnipeg

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Surprisingly & quite fortunately, Winnipeg is the only town the train goes through that I also went through in the motorhome. It’s fortunate because I didn’t see much of downtown Winnipeg when I was here in early June because I couldn’t find anywhere to park.

The Winnipeg Union Station is right in the centre of town so today I got to see a few places I’d missed before. We arrived about 2 hours late so instead of having 3¾ hours here we only had just under 2 hours so were able to leave pretty much on time.

I went for a walk along the Red River but then remembered that I’d planned to buy a bottle of wine. Their selection of white wine on the train is very poor & yesterday the girl said that if I bought a bottle, they weren’t allowed to keep it in their fridge but she could give me an ice bucket to chill it.

I’m not above drinking wine with ice in it so I’ll go along shortly & get a glass of ice from her. On my travels to find a wine shop, I also found an interesting market & the old remains of Upper Fort Garry which was the foundation of European Winnipeg. I’d spent considerable time at Lower Fort Garry, which replaced the one at Winnipeg, on my previous visit.

This afternoon has been spent watching the prairies roll by, amazed that the crops they were planting when I was here in June have now been harvested & the fields ploughed ready for the winter.



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