Flew into Winnipeg from Calgary. There were some fair sized weather systems in the area so we flew right around the city to land and had a great view of most of a good part of the city. Unfortunately we weren't far enough south to see the university and the new stadium.
This is coming in from the west about a hundred miles west of Winnipeg
Just south west of Lake Manitoba
Portage La Prairie about 50 miles west of Winnipeg
Some of the clouds just west to Winnipeg
Typical landscape a few miles west of the city
Looking northeast at the southwestern edge of the city
Close up of the airport which is in the northwest part of the city
The west end of the city. The old Jets arena and Blue Bomber stadium were in the commercial area in the right center. Assiniboine park and zoo are in the lower left.
Downtown with the Assiniboine River snaking up from the lower left.
A larger view with the airport in the upper left and downtown in the upper right. They have planted tons of trees in the city. The area in the center left in River Heights. Looking down many of the streets there, the tress form a canopy and fill in the sky. That is Pembina Highway going from the lower left towards downtown. It is the main road to the US.
A little closer view of downtown
Starting to swing north. The area in the center right is called the Forks. It is where the city started and is where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers meet. the big blue circular building is the Museum of Human Rights which is nearing completion.
A couple of close-ups of downtown and the Forks with the Museum of Human Rights. There are walk ways all along the 2 rivers. the baseball stadium at the Forks is easy to see.
Coming in to land from the north and looking southeast to downtown.
The new airport, designed by Pelli Clarke
A shot of the baggage retrieval area.