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.