Whomp Nation

07 Aug 2013 9:02 PM | Deleted user

In April 2013 Whomp Nation pedalled off from the East Coast of Canada to bike 2 tandems across the country.

They have had an amazing journey, and included is an exert from their blog. For the full blog post, pictures and their experience in other provinces, click here!

Winnipeg, Manitoba (Posted on July 13, 2013)

We pedalled excitedly along the flat terrain, past the longitudinal center of Canada sign and into Winnipeg, Manitoba. We had been on Tourism Winnipeg’s website and knew the many exciting things this city has to offer. During our 4 night stay all of those things proved to be true.

Great Eats
Winnipeg has a lot of great places to indulge your taste buds and we devoured some delicious food! Here are some of our favourites, we just wish we could have stayed to chow down some more:

Unburger - In all honesty, best burger that has ever hit my lips! They have set themselves apart from burger chains and use fresh, local products. Their combinations of flavours are also pretty mind blowing. This is definitely not just another burger joint.

Yudyta’s Ukrainian Food at The Forks Market-This was Caley’s first taste of perogies, and he dove right in. This place serves traditional perogies as well as pizza filled perogies and even poutine perogies!

Things to Do

The Manitoba Museum - This museum amazed us an is worth the visit to Winnipeg just by itself (and we are not the regular museum types!). The Museum walks you through Manitoba’s history in exciting and impressive exhibits, right from before dinosaurs until today. The artifacts, information, and displays will amaze you. The Urban Exhibit was our favourite as we found ourselves in a town like set-up from the 20′s where we wandered through different buildings, including an old movie theater where we sat and watched an old short film!

Out to Lunch Free Concert Series – This is an event taking place in June, July, and August every Wednesday and brings business folk and many others out to gather at the Air Canada Park during lunch (12-1). Winnipeg is known for it’s music scene, being host to a very impressive folk festival.

The best thing though about Winnipeg – the many locals we spent hours chatting to, giving our whole experience a real friendly small town feel. We pedal out of Winnipeg a little more knowledgable about the intriguing history and a few pounds heavier for the road ahead.


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