On Day 3, we went to the Assiniboine Park. We really wanted to go see the Winnie the Pooh exhibit at the Assiniboine Pavilion Gallery, but it was closed for renovation.
It turns out that Winnie the Pooh’s inspiration started in Winnipeg! Lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a bear from a hunter, and named her Winnipeg after his hometown. Eventually, Winnie, or Winnipeg made her way to the London zoo, where she inspired A.A. Milne to write children’s stories. How cool is that?
Even though we weren’t able to see the exhibit, we still found a lot of fun encased in that little park!
There were some fun trails that we walked through, with lots of beautiful trees.
Here’s Noelle and Spencer checking out a plant species sign.
We did get to go into the Assiniboine Park Observatory. They had some cool plant rooms, including an inside rainforest.
This is where I met my new friend Eddie the Elephant. (I love elephants!)
And we got couple’s pictures, of course!
Noelle and Spencer, in the tulip room.
There was even an Assiniboine Park train that we could wave at. 🙂
And finally, next up is Canada Day 4!
My Trip to Canada