Trip to Canada, Day 3

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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!

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There were some fun trails that we walked through, with lots of beautiful trees.

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Here’s Noelle and Spencer checking out a plant species sign.

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We did get to go into the Assiniboine Park Observatory. They had some cool plant rooms, including an inside rainforest.

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This is where I met my new friend Eddie the Elephant. (I love elephants!)

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And we got couple’s pictures, of course!

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Noelle and Spencer, in the tulip room.

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There was even an Assiniboine Park train that we could wave at. 🙂

And finally, next up is Canada Day 4!

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Trip to Canada, Day 2 -Part II

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Welcome to part II of Day 2 in Canada! This trip really was a blast. 🙂

The Firefighters Museum

Next, we popped over to the Fire Fighters Museum. We didn’t have enough time for a tour, but had fun looking around.

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Ben really wanted to come to this museum. You see, when he was little, he wanted to grow up to be a fire engine. 🙂

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Though he is now a purchasing/estimating assistant, Ben’s passion for firetrucks still burns in his heart. 🙂 Ben was super stoked to try on some firefighter gear. 🙂

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Winnipeg Railway Museum

 

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We then popped over to the Winnipeg Railway Museum. They had several different types of trains in the museum, and they used passenger cars as exhibits! It was really neat.

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We could also sit in the conductor’s seat.

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And here’s me goofing around! 🙂

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The Forks Market

 

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Next we headed over to the Forks Market. It’s a tourist spot, and we figured we would peek around.

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It had lots of fun little shops, ranging from artisan crafts to New Age to international shops. Ben and I promptly loaded up on candy! Ben also bought me an adorable little red elephant. 🙂

 

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Ben and I walked to the top tower of the market, and found a lovely view.

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I really liked the international food court. Ben and I also tried some Sri Lankan chicken with curried noodles. It was spicy, even for me!

And on to Part III!

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