Downtown Winnipeg Winter Night Photography

Winnipeg Winter Night City Skyline of Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge (Provencher Bridge), Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Fort Garry Hotel - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 25, 2012: Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge (left), Canadian Museum for Human Rights (middle), Fort Garry Hotel (right).


Downtown Winnipeg cityscape has three iconic landmarks: Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge (Provencher Bridge), Fort Garry Hotel, and the latest addition the stylized Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Tower of Hope). Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge is named in honor of Louis Riel, the founder of Province Manitoba. In the middle of the bridge is Salisbury House Restaurant. Fort Garry Hotel used to have a revolving restaurant on its top floor, but the restaurant closed several years ago. Canadian Museum for Human Rights is scheduled to open in year 2014; atop the building is Tower of Hope which lights up during the darkest week of the year (winter solstice).

There are two popular spots along the banks of Red River for viewing the city skyline of Downtown Winnipeg: Promenade Taché (on the south side of pedestrian bridge) and Parc Joseph Royal (on the north side). Read below for map and driving direction.

Standing on Frozen Red River along St. Boniface Tache Promenade - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 25, 2012: I took these pictures on Christmas night. It was a very cold evening with windchill temp around -30 celcius. I turned off the camera flash, so the pictures reveal the chilling effect of the night.

Close-up Views of Human Rights Museum and Fort Garry Hotel on Christmas Night - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 25, 2012: Close up views of Human Rights Museum and Fort Garry Hotel

Winnipeg Winter Night City Skyline viewed from Tache Promenade along Red River Bank - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 25, 2012: Promenade Taché is an interpretive walk on the banks of the Red River along Taché Avenue from the Provencher Bridge to the Norwood Bridge in St. Boniface. It's a popular spot for viewing the city skyline of Downtown Winnipeg.



Winter Night City Skyline of Downtown Winnipeg from St. Boniface Promenade Taché - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 25, 2012: As you can see from this angle, Red River was not totally frozen; there was still some water running through the middle of the river.



Winnipeg Winter Night City Skyline Photography from Parc Joseph Royal of St. Boniface - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 25, 2012: This picture was taken from Parc Joseph Royal, on the other side of Provencher Bridge. This is another popular spot for viewing Winnipeg city skyline.

Walking on Frozen Red River on Christmas Night - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 25, 2012: Walking on frozen Red River by Downtown Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Winter Night City Skyline Photography from Parc Joseph Royal of St. Boniface - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 25, 2012: A classic tranquil winter scenery of Winnipeg :D

Map and Driving Direction

Point A: Parc Joseph Royal (free public parking on Avenue Taché)
Point B: Promenade Taché (free public parking on Avenue de la Cathédrale)

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