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    Lilac's Resort

    by kemisteryoso Written Jul 3, 2011

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    The absence of sea made resorts here famous and one among them is Lilac resort. It is said to be the Manitoba's most complete RV, camping resort and water park located on east of Winnipeg, right off the Trans Canada #1. It is a 3 minutes drive.
    They have 3 pools and the other one with slide and 4 hot tubs. It is WIFI ready but I am not sure if its free. The resort has a tropical ambiance.
    There's a band playing there to entertain you while having your swim or sitting in one of the tables. I had the chance to watch Adam T. Elvis perform on the stage and he's good on singing Elvis Presley's song and dance moves.
    The rate is 14 CAD and you can also use their other amenities like the boat paddling and play volleyball on their camp site area though bikes are for rent.The Resort is crowded during summer.
    Check their website for more details and rates.

    a pond for the boat paddling

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    Major waterfowl flyway

    by Redlats Updated Jul 10, 2005

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    Winnipeg is on a major flyway of geese and ducks. That means every spring and fall, we have thousands and thousands of birds that visit the retention ponds in the city for a rest on their migrations. The birds are smart enough to know that hunters do not shoot them in the cities. You can see by my photo that not only geese and ducks use the ponds, but even pelicans. One day in July some 25 pelicans were resting in the retention pond near our house.

    We also have not-for-profit places that cater to the birds - the Oak Hammock Marsh - 45 minutes to the north of the city, and the Fort Whyte Nature Centre inside the city limits. Fort Whyte Nature Centre has boardwalks over marshes, a 70 acre bison enclosure, thousands of geese during migration times, and a building with birds during the winter, an aquarium with local fish, and many exhibits. If nature is remotely your thing, go to one of these sites. Check out my travelogue for pictures of our last visit to Fort Whyte.

    Pelicans at rest - Inside city of Winnipeg
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    Orthodox Churches

    by bdwoot Written Mar 5, 2005

    On the north side of town are numerous Ukrainian Churches, mostly Orthodox but one Catholic. At the Catholic Church is a shrine to a priest who they are lobbying the Vatican to canonize. I stopped in on a lark and got a very interesting and pleasant tour of a memorial to him.

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    Largest Oak structure in America.

    by Sherahis Updated Jun 7, 2004

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    This simple museum is housed in the oldest building in Winnipeg and the largest oak log structure in North America, with the log brought up by the Red River from North Dakota. It was built as a convent for the order of Grey Nuns in 1846. The exhibits trace the history of the building - which was the first convent and hospital in Western Canada - as well as the Metis, a group of settlers from French-speaking Quebec who settled along the Red River. It is an amazing place for history.

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    Little train for young at heart

    by Hermanater Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    At the edge of the Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg is a spot to take the kids for a ride on a little train. While the Assiniboine Park has it's own train rides, there is a private track at the edge of the park that offers rides on it's trains. There is no charge. Donations are accepted. The owner has a few acres of land and has put a small scale track through it. A steam railroader's club in Winnipeg bring their trains here to play. The cars are big enough for one person each. This is a cool introduction for kids to the railroading hobby.

    Drive west on Corydon Ave. past the main gate to the Assiniboine Park. Right at the edge of the park is a little gravel alley with a little sign that says "Train Rides". Follow this rode to the owner's house.

    Remeber - this is private property so be respectful.

    Call first for times

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    VIP with Big Swingers (golf that is)

    by Diana_Rae Updated Jul 18, 2003

    Every year at Kildonan Golf Course, there's a huge charity Golf Tournament. It's very exclusive and hard to get into. The rich and famous of Winnipeg come out and swing away the day for a great cause. I was vacationing with 5 other girls, all of us 18 yrs. old, and we were asked to caddy in this tournament. We rubbed elbows with pro hockey players, CEO's, golf pros, and tons of other great people. The best part was, everyone loved the girls from the states and everything was free the whole day! We've been invited to return to next years tournament and caddy again! On the day, we raised $55,000 for several Winnipeg charities.

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  • Kenora (Ontario) is 200kms...

    by PrairieDee Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Kenora (Ontario) is 200kms East of Winnipeg. The drive there is gorgeous, the prairie gives way to the rocks of the Canadian shield and then the lake appears. Explore the town, hang out on the beach at Coney Island, go canoeing or camping. It's a great retreat from the city.

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