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Road Trip: Winnipeg and Saskatoon

Painted Rocks Saskatoon River Bank

I have nothing good to say about Winnipeg. Nothing there worthwhile to see or do. My one eventful thing that happened is that I had to book another hotel, while in the lobby of the hotel I had originally booked, since they were going to put me on a smoking floor because of Little Man. I had no idea some hotels still had smoking floors.

After Winnipeg, I was supposed to camp two nights in Riding Mountain National Park, but as I kept listening to weather reports of incoming thunderstorms and rain, I couldn’t bring myself to go camp while getting rained on, the whole time.  At 4:30 in the morning, I laid awake in bed, dreading being wet for two days, so I began to look for new accommodations in Saskatoon, my projected stop after Riding Mountain. It meant a longer drive, but that seemed better than getting soaked and being miserable for two days. I was in luck, Paul, the AirBnB host I contacted was up early and able to reply to me right away. After answering a few of his questions, I had a place booked for the next couple of nights.

Taste of Saskatoon 2016

Taste of Saskatoon 2016

It didn’t rain as much as what they projected, but that’s just a gamble you take while on the road. I couldn’t undo my decision. I took advantage of being in a city by going to get my hair done. I also squeezed in a few workouts and checked-out the Taste of Saskatoon, which was being held in a park by the river.

Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa…and I’m assuming Toronto and Vancouver are cities with things to see and do, but for what I’ve seen from other Canadian cities, they’re not worth a stop. It’s all about the outdoor adventures!