•  Ladies and gentlemen,

    Even though I continued to stay in Winnipeg on the twenty-third day of my summer vacation, I managed to have a quite eventful day. I visited two outstanding museums with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Manitoba Museum. However, I also spent time outside and visited the campus of the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. The weather was great and the atmosphere was relaxed. It was a very beautiful day.

    Day 23

     Portage Place Shopping Centre in downtown Winnipeg

    Day 23

     A beautiful fountain inside the shopping mall

    Day 23

     The main building of the University of Winnipeg

    Day 23

     McFeetors Hall and different centres and corridors associated to the University of Winnipeg

    Day 23

     Inside the wonderful Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    Day 23

     Reconstruction of a bison hunt scene inside the Manitoba Museum

    Day 23

     This part of the museum dealt with the Winnipeg general strike of 1919

    Day 23

     Reconstruction of the Nonsuch, a merchant ship of the seventeenth century

    Day 23

     One of my favourite exhibits in the museum: the cow really seems to be in love with the bull

    Day 23

     The Manitoba Museum offered a lot of information on Ukrainian farmers who helped building the province

    Day 23

     A view of the magnificent museum from the outside

    Day 23

     Little Brown Jug microbrewery

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  •  Dear readers!

    On the twenty-second day of my epic summer trip, I decided to stay in Winnipeg and spend a quiet day in Manitoba's capital. I went shopping and visited Assiniboine Park Zoo. The weather was average with intense showers in the late afternoon. Still, I was able to see and visit a few beautiful places.

    Day 22

     Monument inside CF Polo Park

    Day 22

     Entrance to Assiniboine Park Zoo

    Day 22

     Polar bear sculpture made of wood and grass

    Day 22

     Information on climate change through history

    Day 22

     A little farm inside the zoo

    Day 22

     Numerous peacocks roamed the zoo

    Day 22

     A polar bear that is about to take a dive into the water

    Day 22

     Playground inspired by Churchill's wildlife in Northern Manitoba

    Day 22

     McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre

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  •  Ladies and gentlemen!

    On the twenty-first day of my trip through Central and Western Canada, I drove a short distance from Brandon, Manitoba to Winnipeg, Manitoba. I decided to spend the end of my trip in Manitoba's diversified capital. I visited Portage la Prairie in the early afternoon, checked in at my hotel in Winnipeg and went to a Canadian Football League game between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. I'm obviously a supporter of the former team but the Ottawa Redblacks are having a terrible season. It was no surprise that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers easily defeated them and won 1-31. Despite the bitter result, it was an entertaining game and the fans in Winnipeg truly seem to be the loudest in the Canadian Football League.

    Day 21

     Fort La Reine Museum in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

    Day 21

     A traditional Ukrainian church at the museum

    Day 21

     Entrance and exit to the museum with its numerous outdoor exhibits

    Day 21

     Bell Tower at St. John's College in Winnipeg

    Day 21

     University of Manitoba

    Day 21

     One of the numerous gorgeous buildings on the campus

    Day 21

     The main building of the University of Manitoba

    Day 21

     Back to Investors Group Field for a football game between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    Day 21

     Winnipeg Blue Bombers were on fire and won 1-31

    Day 21

     Winnipeg Blue Bombers score another touchdown

    Day 21

     A group of young cheerleaders entertains the loudest fans in the Canadian Football League

    Day 21

     Winnipeg Blue Bombers should have a shot at winning the Grey Cup this season if they continue to play like this

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  •  Ladies and gentlemen!

    On the twentieth day of my wonderful summer vacation, I drove from Regina, Saskatchewan to Brandon, Manitoba. I spent the morning in Saskatchewan's gorgeous capital, went hiking in Moosomin Regional Park in the afternoon and visited the wonderful little town of Souris in the evening, I arrived in Brandon late in the evening, was warmly welcomed at my hotel and had an excellent dinner.

    Day 20

     Mosaic Satdium, home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders

    Day 20

     Beach of Moosomin Regional Park in Eastern Saskatchewan

    Day 20

     Entrance to Moosomin Regional Park

    Day 20

     Moose statue and Plum Museum and Visitor Centre in Souris, Manitoba

    Day 20

     Hillcrest Museum in Souris - there were plenty of gorgeous peacocks in this area

    Day 20

     Souris Swinging Bridge

    Day 20

     Victoria Park

    Day 20

     Souris Lions Club mural

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  •  Ladies and gentlemen!

    On the nineteenth day of my epic summer vacation, I only drove a short distance from Moose Jaw to Regina and discovered two of the most beautiful cities in all of Canada. Crescent Park in downtown Moose Jaw is absolutely gorgeous with its fountains, monuments and streams. There are numerous interesting shops in downtown Moose Jaw such as an outstanding meadery. I decided to buy two meads, one for the birthday of a friend in Germany and one for myself and both were excellent. I also admired the unique Mac the Moose statue as well as Snowbird Airplane. A few kilometers further east, Regina turned out to be a small but gorgeous capital with numerous stunning trails around Wascana Lake. Saskatchewan Legislative Building and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Gardens are truly gorgeous as well. I also discovered the smallest but most complete shopping mall on my trip with Cornwall Centre. I was so impressed by Moose Jaw and Regina that I definitely want to return there. People should stop underestimating Saskatchewan and visit this gorgeous province. Even though I really liked Manitoba and Alberta, I would say that Saskatchewan was my favourite destination this summer.

    Day 19

     A stage in Crescent Park, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

    Day 19

     A fountain in Crescent Park

    Day 19

    Swimming pool in Crescent Park 

    Day 19

     War monument in Crescent Park

    Day 19

     Duck and ducklings in Crescent Park

    Day 19

     An island on a small stream in Crescent Park. The young lady sitting on the bank on the right side of this picture was drawing some intriguing pictures.

    Day 19

     Another entrance to Crescent Park

    Day 19

     Mac the Moose and Snowbird Plane is Moose Jaw

    Day 19

     Downtown Regina, capital of Saskatchewan

    Day 19

     Scarth Street Mall

    Day 19

     Cenotaph in Victoria Park

    Day 19

     Queen Elizabeth II Court

    Day 19

     Wascana Lake 

    Day 19

     Fountain near Wascana Lake

    Day 19

     Dragonboat port on Wascana Lake

    Day 19

     Pine Island 

    Day 19

     Spruce Island

    Day 19

     Saskatchewan Legislative Building with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Gardens

    Day 19

     Kiwanis Waterfall Park

    Day 19

     Bandicoots sculpture at Les Sherman Park

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