On Sunday night we stayed in Headingley, a suburb of Winnipeg, and in the morning went into the city and walked around the waterfront until The Forks Market opened. It is an eclectic range of shops/cafes/produce stands in a three-storied building. Following that we checked out the Manitoba Museum which is probably the best museum we have ever seen. The design and craftsmanship that has gone into the displays is incredible. I won't bore you with all the photos, but we were very impressed. They managed to combine the feel of an old style museum with the look of the modern museum style. One of the central exhibits is a full sized sailing ship, that was actually built only using tools that were available in the 1800s, sitting in a dry dock harbour. The museum was pretty much built around the ship.
We left the city after that and visited the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach. It is an interesting look at how they lived in the 1800s. Unlike a lot of the staunchly religious groups they seemed to have embraced technology, and there is a museum of transport which includes cars from all ages which have been owned by church members, dating back to the early 20th century.
They had a rustic restaurant there so for lunch we had: a bowl of Komst Borscht, Foarma Worscht, Vereniki smothered in Schmauntfatt, coleslaw and stone ground whole wheat bread with Plautz. Believe it or not, Vyv tried everything without knowing what was in it. It was all excellent.
(For the uninitiated: Meat broth made from cabbage, onions, potatoes and dill; boiled pockets of soft dough filled with cottage cheese covered in rich savoury cream gravy; a rhubarb slice with a baked crust and crumb topping).
The Mennonites have the only wind-operated flour mill still working in Canada.