In Winnipeg we have Grant Avenue, for which I have often thought that it was a bit peculiar that a Canadian city should have named a large avenue after a US president.

Cuthbert James Grant

I was wrong. Cuthbert James Grant was the person after whom was named this large avenue. So I went digging a bit further and came up with the following… Come on in.

Some people have adventures every week. Others have to save up their time and energy to have some adventure. Lately, our working schedules haven’t coincided a lot, but last weekend they did.

Ski trails?

So we ended up in a lodge on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. The place was already well known to us. But not the activities we had in mind… Come on in and see.

Isn’t that what we all desire after winter has taken its time to move out? Well, here in Winnipeg we have a way of pushing the winter out , even if it wants to remain in power.

Assiniboine Conservatory

We have the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. Here, flowers, colours and warmth are united for everyone to enjoy. The best of it all? It’s free! Come on in and take a look…

The Festival du Voyageur has come to an end and all that is left are memories and pictures. I have spoken about the ice sculptures and the ancient activities here, now it’s the time to say goodbye.

Cubistic dogs

In a colourful way, of course. The Festival will be back next year, until then I count on lots of other photogenic occasions. For now, let’s say goodbye to the Festival, shall we?

Voyageurs are travellers, for those who didn’t know. Once a year they settle down in Winnipeg and have a party. A great party.

Around the fire

During the 14 days of that party there is lots to do and to see. Not only the beautiful snow sculptures. Take a look inside…

9 days 2 hours

Thanks John 🙂

John Pelechaty
16 days 6 hours

---Again, a greaat blog Henk....

Henk Von Pickartz
2 months 24 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet Dank je :-)

Anton Peereboom
2 months 25 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
2 months 26 days

Best of luck in your new home! Thank you! :-)

2 months 26 days

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
3 months 24 days

I am in love with your images of the cold prairie winters. I lived in the middle south of Manitoba and want to get a licensed ...

Dan Topham
5 months 1 day

As always, I enjoy your photo bytes and this one is right up there. After using the flip screen on lay Canon 60D I have ofte ...

6 months 5 days

You mentioned swimming by one of your photos. I see no one swimming. Can we swim at Fort Whyte? They seem to have a dock o ...

Vernon Cole
6 months 11 days

I am looking to see if there are any pictures of the original house situated at Munson Park