We got to sleep in a bit this morning. We had to go out for breakfast though because the Best Western in Kenora does not provide a free continental breakfast. So we went to A & W and had breakfast.
Then we went in search of a couple of roadside attractions. The first one we found is “Loonie Bear” There is a little slot that you can put money in, presumably a Loonie, and all proceeds go towards protecting the Lake of the Woods.
The next roadside attraction is “Husky the Muskie” Husky is a 2 ton fish, 35 ft long. That would be something to reel in.
We left Kenora on the Trans Canada Highway 17 and headed towards Brandon Manitoba.
We will travel a total of 480 KM today, a short day compared to some. It was not long before we crossed the border into Manitoba. We get to add another “Province Visited” to our map.
We stopped at the Manitoba Visitor Centre for a break and to learn more about Manitoba.
Pushing on further West, we are noticing the landscape changing. Gone are the rock cuts and small lakes. We are now surrounded by fields of Canola.
We leave the Trans Canada Highway 1 and head towards Brandon on Manitoba 100
Manitoba 100 takes us around the perimeter of Winnipeg MB and then we re-joined The Trans Canada 1.
We stopped in Portage La Prairie to see another roadside attraction. This one is the Worlds largest Coke Can. I can’t find any information on how tall it is, but I would guess 100 feet tall.
In Austin MB there is another roadside attraction. The Steam Tractor of Canadian Progress.
Large farm crops are on either side of the highway.
We arrived in Brandon MB around 4:30 pm and at 6 pm we went next door to a restaurant for an all you can eat spaghetti dinner. Only $5.49 each, a real bargain.
Came back to the hotel to work on the blog and on naming the photos. Tomorrow we will head further West.
All the photos from today are published on FLICKR.