13 Cities, 13 Runs – Winnipeg

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Running through Winnipeg last month gave me a whole new perspective on the city. I would be lying if I said that Winnipeg is one of my favorite cities in Canada. That said, running is a great way to discover new things about a city and my run in Winnipeg allowed me to do just that.

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While I was in town, I ran through The Forks. I started at the Manitoba Legislative Building and ran on the trail along the Assiniboine River, crossed the market and went all the way downtown. Since I was looking for a longer run, I also made my way back and kept going east from the trail through the Wolseley and Minto neighborhoods. I don’t usually like to run on sidewalks but these streets were calm, the row of houses were stunning and the trees looked magnificent with their multicoloured foliage.

Having only really visited the downtown core, this run enabled me to get familiarized with some really cute areas in the city. It made me realize that there is a lot more to Winnipeg than what meets the eye. If you look around and search outside of the downtown core, there is lot’s to discover.

My run in Winnipeg was a memorable one because I really felt alive and motivated while running. Some runs, I find myself lacking energy or dreading getting up to the 10k mark, but with the beautiful surroundings and the sun shining, it couldn’t have been a better experience.

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To find out more about the Winnipeg running trails, go here.

Photos by @Offner

What I’m wearing: Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 (get them hereNike Therma Sphere Women’s training Vest (get it hereNike Legendary Engineered Waterfall Women’s Training Tights (get them hereTraveler by TOMS Dalston Matte Grey (get them here)

An Afternoon Spent With Bisons

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I was back in Winnipeg, MB over the weekend. During the past couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to the Canadian prairies a handful of times. However, this was the first time I actually got a few days off while in the city. Though I was plagued by a cold (I blame the dramatic change in climate during the week and the snowfall in Winnipeg), I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go spend an afternoon with bisons.

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FortWhyte Alive is a nature sanctuary located just a few minutes away from downtown Winnipeg. They have a farm, a bison heard, lakes, a handful of trails and all sorts of fun activities for the whole family.

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Seeing the majestic bison in person is quite special, I had never seen one before. There were some cute babies in the heard that kept following their mother’s every move. It was really neat to get so close to these animals. It’s sad to think that man almost hunted them to extinction. I’m happy to see that people are now working to keep these beautiful animals alive.

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Photos by @Offner

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