I was feeling under the weather the last few days and was going a little stir crazy being bedridden. I woke up today feeling much the same, but I forced myself to leave the house. There was an extreme weather warning in effect (-30C/-22F with the windchill factor), which didn’t do much to motivate me, but apparently that’s just part of living in Winnipeg so away I went!
My friend picked me up and we headed toThe Forks Market. The Forks has been a meeting place for 6000 years and is located where the two rivers that run through the city join. It’s Winnipeg’s number one tourist attraction with more than 4 million visitors annually! I had gotten a cute new tunic and blanket scarf, (courtesy ofBb Styled Boutique!) and I was eager to head out and show it off! I had always wanted a blanket scarf but was kind of terrified of them and how to tie them. I’m still not sure I did it right, but I tried my best! (There were a lot of shots of me holding the scarf…thought it would be cute… mostly awkward though… still learning)
We grabbed a couple of coffees at a cute little cafe to warm up and then walked around and checked out all the little shops. The Forks Market and Johnston Terminal is full of quaint little boutiques and kiosks showcasing local artists. In the summer they even have an amazing fruit and vegetable market right in the centre of it all!
We took the elevator up to the observation tower where we had great views of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The museum is relatively new and unfortunately, I haven’t been there yet, but I’ve heard great things! Save that for another day! (more scarf grabbing…)
We also had great views of the river. When the ice gets thick enough, you can skate all along it. It gets quite busy and they have little warming huts all along the way. It’s not quite ready yet, so for now,Â you can rent skates and skate on the little rink they have in the middle of the square. It was too cold for me today but maybe next time! (Not likely, I hate the cold!)
We finished the day off by heading to the Sugar MountainÂ candy storeÂ located inside a couple of old train carts. Though it was freezing and I was battling a cold, I’m glad I made the effort to go out and explore a little. Sometimes it’s nice to put on a cute outfitÂ and have a little adventure in your home town!