Old Dec 30th, 2019, 06:41 PM
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We are staying in Minnesota for a month and thinking of driving into Canada. Have looked Winnepeg and it sounds interesting. I like history, art , restaurants and walking round cities.
Any ideas as to what to see ,where to stay. or what to se eon the way to Winnepag.
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Old Dec 30th, 2019, 08:13 PM
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The "Forks" is considered to be the heart of Winnipeg. It is the confluence of the Red & Assinboine Rivers. The area on the east side of the river is the French section. There is a big cathedral in the french section.
In the western part of the city is the Manitoba Legislative building. I did enjoy my stay at the HI hostel.
There is a railroad museum near the Forks.
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Old Dec 31st, 2019, 09:27 AM
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Some excellent restaurants I’ll find and link to. The human rights museum at the Forks is excellent. What time of year? Some amazing nature stuff in the Spring and Fall

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Old Jan 6th, 2020, 08:08 AM
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Hi northie,

I spent about 30 hours in Winnipeg back in 2014, so hardly an authority, but here’s a few thoughts. I thought the legislative building and grounds were one of the loveliest I’d seen in North America. The Manitoba Museum I found very well-done; I especially appreciated the replica of the ketch Nonsuch. Osborne Village was a nice area to grab a bite to eat. I enjoyed seeing Saint-Boniface, the historic French area, for its architecture and the Musée de Saint Boniface there; I was surprised at how much the French there resembled the French in Quebec (to give context, the French of much closer Moncton New Brunswick is very different from Quebec French) but once I knew the history, it made sense. I also appreciated learning about and being exposed to Métis history and culture, as the Métis are a sizeable minority in Winnipeg. I had never met a Métis person in previous extensive travels in Canada.

Have a great trip! Daniel
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Old Jan 16th, 2020, 01:29 AM
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Thank you your responses. It really sounds worth going there .
I didn't know anything about Metis until I read The Break by Katherina Vermette - a powerful book . We will be in Minnesota in May .
Hopefully we will do the long drive .
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