Travelling Manitoba – Lake Winnipeg


We were in Winnipeg on the weekend of May 17 for a high school reunion, (which is another story) and spent some time with family.  My brother and his wife live in Gimli, Manitoba, which is a town on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.  The lake is the 10th largest in the world.  It is now suffering many trials and tribulations, and is in effect, very sick.  More on that later, but first a bit of a story.  On our there for a visit, an hour so north of Winnipeg, we decided to stop in the town of Winnipeg Beach and take a look at the lake.  Surprisingly, the ice was still on the lake.  We later told that it was highly unusual for this late in the year, and  could be the latest breakup in memory.

 

Lake Winnipeg, May 18, 2014

Lake Winnipeg, May 18, 2014

 

I took this with my iPhone in panorama.  Looks very cold, and it was.  The wind was coming in off the lake and was biting.

 

The lake, as I mentioned earlier, is in big trouble.  From zebra mussels to huge algae blooms (visible from space), there are a myriad of issues threatening the life of this great body of water.  I have dropped a couple of links here, and, if you are interested, click them and find out more about the struggle to save this place.

 

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About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on May 29, 2014, in Canada, Manitoba, travel, Winnipeg Beach and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Oh I spent many summer days at Winnipeg Beach! You have brought back some wonderful memories for me! Thank you! Cher xo

      • I sure am! My husband is American (which is why I live in CHItown!), but several friends and I use to head up to Winnipeg Beach and had such amazing times! I am originally from Southern Ontario, but feel that Winnipeg is my home!

        • We were born and raised in Winnipeg but left in 1989 and been in Saskatoon or Calgary ever since. Still have ties there but Calgary is home now. Love the rocks.

          • Oh wow! Isn’t it interesting where we call ‘home’; for me coming from Southern Ontario, I never thought I’d call myself a ‘Prairie Girl’, but I sure do now! 🙂 I love “toontown”; it is one of my fav cities in Canada! Yes, the rocks cannot be paralleled!

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