Winnipeg Tourism Review
This is my first time visting Winnipeg. I’m actually pretty excited! When I talked to people about my trip to Winnipeg, they always asked me and showed a puzzled, skeptical face, “What’s there to see? Lots of natives and, you know, it’s very cold. It’s Winterpeg!” Guess what, I’m going to visit Winnipeg on Christmas Day!!! Winter is what Winnipeg is famous for, right? Gotta visit this winter wonderland in winter. Winnipeg, here I come!
Upon arrival at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport at 5:30pm, Dec 25, 2012, I went to get my rental car. The rental car company closed at 6pm on Christmas Day. Thanks goodness, my flight wasn’t delayed, which was one of my fear during winter travel. After picking up a quick meal at McDonald’s and checking in my hotel, I headed straight to Parc Joseph Royal for some views of downtown skyline.
Two things I noticed about driving in Winnipeg:
- It is very difficult to see the lane marking during both day and night in winter, even if the marking wasn’t covered by the snow. Sometimes I wasn’t quite sure how many lanes there were or if I was driving in the correct lane, not two lanes.
- There are so many “No U-Turn” signs, because doing U-turns is pretty common in Winnipeg. There are sometimes even traffic lights specifically for U-Turn!!! Crazy!
Map and Driving Direction
Point A: Parc Joseph Royal
Point B: Promenade Taché
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