Monday, 18 August 2014

Amazing Race Canada 2 - Week 6: YWG

Winnipeg Railway Station, Union Station
Winnipeg Union Station - Via Rail Station
Want to go where the teams did, and do what the teams did in Week 6 in Winnipeg?

The pitstop for Week 5 was at Miles Canyon on the Yukon River. From here, the teams headed to Whitehorse Airport to fly to Winnipeg Airport for Week 6's challenges.Winnipeg James Richardson Airport- Arrivals
This week's initial clue told teams to find "Golden Boy"...

Golden Boy, the golden statue perched facing North on the dome of the Manitoba Legislative Building.
Virtual tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building

Historic Sites of Manitoba feature on the building
Golden Boy MB Legislature
One of the activities had the teams searching for ghost signs on some of Winnipeg's oldest buildings, in the funky Exchange District.

Hunting for these hand-painted advertisements is a popular pastime for many travelers!
Winnipeg's Exchange District
Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg
A visit to the Royal Canadian Mint's Winnipeg facility was one of the week's highlights!

Visit the Winnipeg Mint
Winnipeg Mint
The teams even saw the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

This latest of Canada's museums is set to open on September 20, 2014. 
Canadian Museum for Human Rights official website
Canadian Museum for Human Rights Winnipeg 3 (8032872264)
The teams visited many other iconic attractions and historic buildings in Winnipeg, including the MTS Centre, St. Ivan Suchavsky Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Whiskey Dix and the famous corner of Portage and Main. St. Ivan Suchavsky Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral perogy orders
Winnipeg's pitstop for Week 6 was welcome, as the teams were ready for a good rest!See Winnipeg from a hot air balloon!
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This is the first visit to Winnipeg International Airport (YWG) for The Amazing Race Canada.

Here are some things you may not know about Winnipeg International Airport (YWG):
  • The airport's beautiful new terminal opened in 2011
  • YWG was the first airport terminal in Canada to be LEED-certified for its environmentally friendly concept, design, construction and operation
  • The airport has won numerous awards
  • YWG was named one of the Coolest New Airport Terminals by Travel+Leisure Magazine (2012)
  • Winnipeg's bitter winters are made tolerable by direct flights to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico
  • The Winnipeg Bus Terminal is located next door, a brilliant transportation hub strategy
  • The airport is an integral part of CentrePort Canada, a new 20,000-acre (81 km2) inland port area that will bring together distribution centres, warehouses and manufacturing facilities in one area
  • Officially named Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, the airport is named to honour Richardson, pioneer of Canadian commercial aviation from Winnipeg
If you go, the easiest way to get to/from Winnipeg International Airport (YWG) is a taxi, or the bus.

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