Wild North Winnipeg: rethink the north end

On a fine Sunday afternoon around a month ago, my roommate and I set out on a leisurely trek, covering a handful of kilometres on our way south to the Forks. It was an autumn Winnipeg day at its finest, with brilliant sunshine bringing out the rich reds and yellows of leaves and the bold blue sky. Enamored though I am with exploration via bicycle, I appreciated the chance to take in more details on foot.

The trek was reminiscent of Wild Saint Boniface, a photography workshop I participated in almost exactly one year prior. It was interesting to contrast the difference in weather patterns, as things the year before had been browner, with a crisp white layer of frost covering the ground when we started our walk in the morning.

This is a rougher part of Winnipeg, with more vacant buildings and rusted fences. That said, I still believe it’s well-worth a closer look. Have you spent an afternoon in an undervisited part of your city lately? You might be surprised by how much you can see! 🙂



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