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A lot has changed in the fifteen years since the last edition of this award-winning bestseller, and in this newly revised 3rd edition, authors Wendy Wilson and Leone Banks have perfectly balanced the appeal of exploring older, established neighbourhoods with their tree-lined streets and interesting histories, while also highlighting some newer neighbourhoods with their dedicated trail systems and many points of interest.
This wonderful guide to walks around Winnipeg will astonish locals and visitors alike. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful colour photographs and clearly outlined trail maps, ‘Winnipeg Walks’ serves as both an enticement to explore the city on foot, and as a welcome reminder of the beauty and variety of Winnipeg’s many neighbourhoods.
A helpful index divides the city into quadrants, each offering a number of options for exploring on foot. The ‘West’ section, for example, proffers a gorgeous stroll through ‘Old Tuxedo’ including Assiniboine Park and along nearby side streets fronting some stately homes, while ‘Brookside Cemetery’ with its 285 acres of meandering paths and a park-like setting is a brilliant discovery and as the authors point out, “a fine place for a leisurely stroll”.
Thirty-six walks are featured in this volume; eight are brand-new. Each walk’s unique appeal is beautifully captured with rich detail about its history, terrain, and things to look for as you stroll the neighbourhood. Care has been taken to include walks throughout the city, ensuring that they are accessible to many fitness levels, and many can be explored at all times of year.
Our advice: Buy this book and take a hike!