With the Winter Olympics just under a week away in Vancouver I thought it fitting to hit the road today and take a little drive through town. Camera in hand, happily snapping pictures detailing a typical winter’s weekend day here in Winnipeg.
Festival Du Voyageur is also only a week or so away and the town is in high gear prepping for our French Canadian Winter Festival. This means one thing, above all. Snow sculptures!
A little further up the road a strange snow sculpture greeted me, seemingly looking 3 ways at once. The bearded voyageurs guarding the entrance to Fort Gibraltar. Home of the Festival Du Voyageur.
Just down the road from Fort Gibraltar lays The Forks Market. Every year its foot paths become skating trails and the fields become a snowboard park. Even though the day was overcast, the weather was mild and people were enjoying winter activities.
Just off the back edge of The Forks site is the construction area for the upcoming Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Massive cranes sweep the sky building a mountain on the prairies.
The Forks Market, as I mentioned is a maze of skating trails and winter activities during our 4 or 5 months below freezing. Families and tourists flock to the Market in search of fun things to do.
If your favorite sports include Skating, Hockey or Curling the River Trail is the place for you!
After walking around outside I thought it was time to check out what was going on inside the market. As normal it was hopping with people getting a bite to eat from one of the many ethnic eateries or enjoying the tunes at a buskers station. It is one of the few places in town where within steps you can enjoy Caribbean, or South American food and listen to a live performance all while you eat!! Beat that Tony Bourdain!
Lunch in my belly I headed back out into the city to find some more winter action. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this winter photo showcase!