View Full Version : What should I see in Winnipeg?
03-07-2006, 06:40 PM
I'm flying in from Calgary very early Firday morning the 17th (gotta catch those cheaper flights) for an interview early on Saturday morning. I can't check into the hotel until 2PM (I'm hoping they'll at least let me drop off my bags so I don't have to carry them around all day), so I've got all day to explore Winnipeg. Having never been there, I'm wondering what I should see and do to convince me I want to move to Winnipeg.
How is public transit? Is it feasible to get a few maps and buy a day pass to explore the city (as I did in Vancouver) and get around everywhere I want to that way? Thanks for suggestions!
The bus is okay to use... I use it everyday myself. But there are quite a few characters on the bus, especially on the more downtowney busses. I don't think it'd be much different in any other city though. Unfortunately, from what I know, you CAN'T get a day pass, so if you do indeed want to travel around, you'll have to dish out $2 every few hours. But on the plus side, alot of the places that you'd want to visit downtown also have free bus service (1, 2, 3, 99 if i recall), and these busses will take you all about the more interesting places.
Now for places to visit. It's kinda cliche, but the Forks is a nice place to go. You can rent a pair of skates and skate around the river over there. You can shop, and you can take a stroll along the grounds. A short walk away from the Forks is St. Boniface, which is the French side of town. On the way there, you might want to stop by and eat in the Salisbury House on the Provencher Bridge. There are quite a few kitchshy shops and cafes and stuff in St. B, so it's kind of a neat little place to go. If you bore of that, you can hop on one of the free busses and stop by in the Exchange District. It's pretty cool to see all these old, beautiful buildings right beside the more modern stuff. There are a number of shops, restaurants, and cafes in the Exchange too, so you can probably spend a whole day there. Maybe shop at Ragpickers, or eat at Mondragon, or look at the record catalogue in Into The Music. There's more too, but yeah, those two places should bide your time for the day.
03-07-2006, 09:38 PM
I am going to be there that day as well, but I am billetting. If you feel too lonely you are welcome to hang out with me.
03-09-2006, 08:16 PM
Lurker, (maybe Kalenakai)
IMO public transportation is pretty @#%$. What time are you flying in early? Maybe one of us could pick you up, and drop you off at your hotel and somewhere else. Well esp when compared to other cities.
I might beable to pick you up (From the airport) and drop you off somewhere (to your hotel, then to somewhere else?)...that would save you some time and money (taxis here are quite expensive)
Unfortunately I probally wouldn't beable to hang around too long as I would need to get to school and work.
What are you into? Places that you need to see vary from person to person, depends what you are into.
If I do pick you up, please don't rob me or anything :) I'm quite helpless :)
03-09-2006, 08:48 PM
Thank you for offering your help. Its very sweet and kind of you. Will you be around Sat 18th March? I know its your spring break and you may be away for holiday. Please tell me about the busses. Is there a bus from Bannatyne
campus area to the Brodie Centre?
spring break for us was mid feb =/ that is quite possibly, the worst spring break ever. I wish the administration would change it to march or something. I think it's a sham that they give us this break, yet all it'll really be is more time to study for midterms. What they should really be doing is giving us a real break. But that's neither here nor there.
apparantly the february spring break (reading week) was put in place because it is the time of year where the most student suicides occurred
03-09-2006, 09:53 PM
suicides? mid feb? why?? why not suicide in like january or december (before and after final exams)? weird. 8o
03-09-2006, 10:14 PM
suicides... thats very sad. I know doctors are at risk for alcoholism, divorce, depression and suicide... but I didnt realise suicide was an issue for med students in Manitoba. It must be very difficult.
Whats this I hear people are taking off to Mexico on the 18th of March... what sort of break is that?
03-09-2006, 10:20 PM
Oh oh and how much time do you get for the summer break. Thanks
its not the med students that get the break in mid-feb, its the undergrad university students that do (ours is next week)
I think the suicide thing coincides with the fact that there is very little sunlight, it is mid term season, it is cold and disgusting outside, the debt of christmas still sorta lingers, and there are no real holidays in sight
Med summer break is from May 29 to the end of August. Undergrad university break is from April to September
03-09-2006, 10:42 PM
Jag are you the same hottie-Jag from the other forum? Curious...
03-09-2006, 10:43 PM
Is the summer research thing mandatory or is it an elective. Thank you
summer research (Bsc. med) is only by choice. Some people go to northern or rural manitoba for summer exposure programs, or internationally for exchanges. Others choose to just shadow random doctors over the summer, while others just travel and get hammered. The choice is all up to you.
03-09-2006, 11:10 PM
research is optional.
03-09-2006, 11:16 PM
jag!!! you're writting at exactly the same time I am, yet you ignore me on msn.
03-10-2006, 04:38 AM
tisk tisk jag, u should just 'appear offline' on msn if you wanna ignore fever meds. lol.
03-10-2006, 11:12 AM
I'm not in med, I wish I was (if you check the pre-med forums I have a huge post there about my undergrad troubles haha)
I might be around on the 18th, but usually I work on saturdays.
To my knowledge (I've only been to the Bannatyne campus once) Brodie Centre is located on the campus.
(spring break was in middle of feb, hearing about suicide as a reason is a new thing for me, as far as I know other universities around the country has a similar system in feb, york shared ours, and U of T was one week later etc)
As far as the bus system...I still don't think it's all that great. It's not horrible depending on where you want to go...
03-10-2006, 12:27 PM
Holy Thread Hijacking Batman!
Well, thanks for the tips about Winnipeg sightseeing and getting around. I'm mostly going to be interested in seeing stuff that could potentially be good family activities, and the occasional night out without kids. Any more pertinent tips would be appreciated. I may PM someone who offered some help a bit later when I'm working out my plans.
03-10-2006, 12:36 PM
You sound like exactly what I am into. I know a couple of psychiatrists, who has known me almost all my life. And if you would like I can see if you can talk to them. They are from the UK and were doctors at 22 and 23... now one of them is a child psychiatrist and the other one criminal psyc. all very interesting. It really depends on what you want to do darling. Psychiatry is very hard, most of the time you dont see improvements, unlike internal med or surgery... It is very emotionally demanding. I am not sure about clinical psychologist... they work alongside some psychiatrist, social workers etc...but I believe they cannot prescribe. They do psychotheraphy. Did you apply to med in Manitoba?
03-10-2006, 01:16 PM
lurker... did you go to UBC interview? curious
03-10-2006, 02:32 PM
Have not applied, more like I can't apply yet, not good enough haha :)
As far as the psychologist vs psychiatrist, one has a PhD one has a MD. psychiatrists can treat using psychiatric drugs, where as psychologists use behaviour modifcation and environmental changes to treat. I don't think I'd want to be a psychiatrist, because the drugs have very servere sideffects, and don't seem to be as effective. and I think the psychologist training for some things may be better as they are behaviour specalists. (I may be totally wrong)
things to do with kids? How old? The Manitoba Children's Museum (at the forks), maybe the Manitoba Museum (pretty close to the forks, not really a walk, but not super far)
We have some casinos for shows, maybe some indoor gokart racing.
03-10-2006, 03:52 PM
lurker... did you go to UBC interview? curious
I did. I interviewed on the Saturday afternoon. Did I meet you?
I have a 2 year old boy, and will have a new born early this summer. Stuff we've enjoyed in Calgary includes zoo, planetarium (and I'm sure Winnipeg has parks, restaurants and movie-theatres). I was mostly just wondering if there was a sort of 'must see' place on a first time visit to the city (I'll be there myself with time to kill, and will have to scope it out for the fam). There were lots of such things in Vancouver, but maybe that's why Vancouver is so much more expensive than Winnipeg.
03-10-2006, 04:37 PM
I'd rather live in calgary than winnipeg :)
Vancouver isn't too too bad, as long as you arn't looking for a house, condos are still fairly reasonable :) Cost of living is only more expensive there because of initial housing costs.
We have a zoo, planetarium, parks, resturants, movie-theaters. It all depends what you are into exactly.
The children's musuem would be good for your son. The zoo is pretty nice, the park surrounding the zoo is nice as well.
03-10-2006, 05:47 PM
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03-10-2006, 05:51 PM
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03-11-2006, 10:48 PM
mine was 3pm sat. prob a different person, i am thinking of. i had many oop persons on my bench. i was the one who couldnt breathe properly... due to nervousness.
where else did you apply?
03-13-2006, 12:37 PM
where else did you apply?
I applied (and interviewed at) UBC, UofC, UofA and UofM. I applied to 4 Ontario schools, but wasn't interviewed by any (maybe I spelled doktor wrong on OMSAS or something...). My name was (and still is) Sean, and I was at 3PM as well. I think I was in the blue section??? I've blocked most of the day from my memory already.
03-13-2006, 02:05 PM
you had a colour? how come I didnt get a colour? lol
well i'll see you soon. I am going to PM you
03-13-2006, 02:25 PM
Well, I had a panel number, and I think it was written in a certain color that indicated which wing of the LS building my waiting bench was on - something like that.
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