Thursday, February 10, 2011

hello, winter

It's always nice to get out of the west coast fantasy winter and into the real Canadian winter.

Winnipeg takes a lot of undeserved flak from the rest of Canada. Don't trash this place until you visit, people! Let me count the ways - two a day until I leave:

First - it's the outdoor gear capital of the country. Whether you want mukluks, rifles, fishing tackle, ice fishing augers or Canada Goose jackets, this is the place to come. Logic would dictate that the province is spackled with outdoor good times, and I haven't been disappointed with the few ice and non-ice fishing trips I've had here.

Second - if you want oldschool mom-and-pop greasy spoon restaurants and dirty old bars that still have posters on the walls from the 70's and 80's, (and not because it's cool) - this is the place. This place is honest, and humble, and isn't changing at 100 km per hour, like a lot of places.

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