How to be a Tourist in Your Own City

As things begin to open up and I start to leave my house more, I figured this would be a great time to explore my city. Honestly, when you think of Winnipeg, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Usually, it’s a friggin’ cold place to live, and there’s not much else going on – which is absolutely NOT the case. We have a great community of restaurants, shops, parks, and great art projects that happen every year.

I’m not usually the person to go out of my way to explore new spots in Winnipeg. I tend to be the person to admire from afar. But, you know what, I think it’s about time I break out of my comfort zone and visit these new spots. Or bring a friend, family member, or whoever would be interested in exploring the city.

#CoolStreetsWinnipeg

The Cool Streets Winnipeg has been around for five years now, and I’m sad to say that I’m only venturing around now to different parts of the city to check out these incredible pieces of art. I’ve seen many pictures of them, and they always looked so nice. I just never knew where they were, haha.

Anyway, we started off our adventure with a bit of reunion on the drive to these spots. Our first stop was John Bruce Road. I’ve never been to this area of the city before, but the route there was very straightforward. I’m quite anxious about driving to different spots in the city, but this one didn’t take me down strange roads, etc. It was down one street, a few turns here and there, then BAM! The beautiful bridge was there.

Afterwards, we headed out to Niakwa Road Bridge. Probably my favourite. It was a citrus piece, and it fits perfectly for us because citrus, citrus rose? Yeah? Get it? Haha. Anyway, this one was beautiful, and the foreground for pictures was super flattering.

Finally, Tremblay Street and Edgewood Street. This one was super cute! It was polka-dotted with colourful dots. I’m not super familiar with this area, so driving here was fun. Once we found the spot, we quickly got to work and snapped some pictures.

We attempted to visit a few more, but unfortunately, we were not familiar with finding them. That’s okay, though! We had a great time with the other spots, and that only means we get to visit them another time! OH, and I can’t forget to mention that we stopped at our favourite coffee spot, Forth.

While this may not seem like a big tourist attraction to some, this was a great way to drive around the city to see different sites. Admittedly, I’m pretty sheltered when it comes to other spots in the city. Still, after driving with Maria to these various bridges, I began to feel confident and excited to see more of my city. I can’t wait to explore more, and I hope you can too! Whether it’s in Winnipeg or your city.

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