Tuesday 20 August 2019

Gimli, MB

After checking out the New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gord and I walked around Gimli (about an hour north of Winnipeg).  What a cute place!

One thousand Icelanders arrived in 1875 to settle the area. New Iceland took up 58 km of the Lake Winnipeg shore with Gimli being its first settlement. A monument in Viking Park explains the name Gimli came from Voluspa, an Ancient prophecy from the writings of the Elder Edda ... A hall more fair than the sun, thatched with gold, where people shall dwell in happiness forever.

Gord and I with the viking

Then we walked along the harbour.  What a lovely walk!

We walked along the Gimli Seawall Gallery.

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