In the Province of Manitoba, Canada.
Unlike the TCH (Trans Canada Highway) in Regina, which becomes part of the `Ring Road', the TCH, after entering Winnipeg, continues East through the center of the city.
Not a good route for through trucks, or other traffic, not needing, or wanting, to stop for anything.
Winnipeg does have a ring road that truly rings the city. It is called the `Perimeter Highway' and is far from the maddening crowds, completely ringing the city, with lots of room for city expansion within the ring.
APPROACHING WINNIPEG - EASTBOUND
THE SUBURB OF `HEADINGLEY'
THE TWO MAIN TRUCKSTOPS, HUSKY & SHELL, ARE IN HEADINGLEY
THE TCH PASSES UNDER THE PERIMETER HIGHWAY
From East to West, or vice versa, one travels on the TCH disguised as Portage Ave. and Fermor Ave.
Maps of Winnipeg (Courtesy of City of Winnipeg)
Entering the city from the East the TCH, after passing under the Perimeter Hwy., is called Portage Ave. and will take you into the heart of the city.
In downtown you have to switch to; Main St., St. Mary's Rd., St. Anne's Rd., and then Fermor Ave. which will become the TCH after it passes under the Perimeter Hwy. on the Eastern edge of the city.
All in all, with low bridges over head, in the downtown area, it is a route best avoided by large vehicles.
The Perimeter Highway is a complete ring around the exterior of the city.
Traffic to, and from, Lake Manitoba, and the North, leaves and enters the Perimeter Hwy. on Hwy. 6, in the North Western corner of Winnipeg.
VIEWS FROM THE PERIMETER HIGHWAY
APPROACHING WINNIPEG FROM THE EAST
THE CENTRAL CORE OF WINNIPEG IS HIGHLIGHTED BY THE SUN
THE TCH GOES THROUGH THE CENTRAL CORE OF WINNIPEG
Stuck in Winnipeg for a weekend I was wondering what to do and I came across something telling me about a museum of airplanes at the airport.
It has taken me a long time to put this page together because I took so many photos.
The hardest part of the job is deciding which pictures not to publish on my web page.
I would like to publish them all but there just isn't room.
The museum is housed in an old hangar which helps add nostalgia to the fine collection.
BRISTOL FREIGHTER (CF-WAE)
FOKKER SUPER UNIVERSAL
FAIRCHILD SUPER 71
VICKERS VISCOUNT 700 SERIES
De HAVILLAND TIGER MOTH
YALE N. A. 64
LADIES IN SERVICE
SPECIALTY AIR CRAFT
This gallery is a separate room at the back of the main hangar.
HOT AIR BALLOON DONATED BY REMAX
WCAM OPENED BY HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
CF-MAG, BUILT IN 1929, WAS BURNED IN 1937
VICKERS VEDETTE (CF-MAG)
As you enter the museum, to the left of the lobby is a small door that leads to a small hallway; elevator, stairs, washrooms.
The stairs, &/or the elevator, will take you up to; an observation room, a children's play area, and the NOSE room.
One entrance takes you to the lounge and Skyways.
An observation lounge.
ON A RAINY DAY, ONLY A FEW ENTHUSIASTS WATCH THE PLANES ON THE RUNWAY WHILE MY CAMERA IS REFLECTED IN THE WINDOW
AN INDOOR RUNWAY, IDEAL FOR LAUNCHING PAPER AIRPLANES, LEADS TO `SKYWAYS'
A Children's play area.
The other entrance takes you to the Nose Room.
SOME OF THE NOSE ART ARE REPRODUCTIONS
SOME OF THESE ARE ACTUAL PIECES OF METAL
FROM THE FUSELAGE OF THE ORIGINAL PLANE
TAKE YER TIME
DEER LODGE PLC.
ASSINIBOINE NORTH PARK
ST. CHARLES ST.
CPR RAIL YARD
COMING UP - SUTHERLAND AVE.
NEAR HOLLAND RD.
HWY. 90 S. (BROOKSIDE BLVD.) & HWY 7 N. (STONEWALL)
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