Consideration Liberation Army
Walking Tour of the Lost Villages of Winnipeg
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
—Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
History lost and found! Explore the thoughtful past!
Like many modern cities, Winnipeg is built on ruins too numerous and uncomfortable to remember. Let Consideration Liberation Army be your guide, as you discover the neglected hamlets, villages, and settlements that once dotted the shore of the Red River. Tread on pathways and thoroughfares long overgrown, over-paved, and forgotten.
This 70-minute audio walking tour begins at Waterfront Drive and Higgins Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. To get there, print out the map below and walk, ride or bicycle to the starting point.
Bus directions: take the #44 or #47 to the corner of Gomez and Higgins, and walk back to the traffic lights at Waterfront Drive.
Good ideas: wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a sunhat, water, and food for thought. And note, since this tour was created there have been changes to the urban environment. Where once a scrap yard full of iron cones stood, there is now razed earth. Where once a mass grave marked mass disappointment, there is now a creeping condo development. It is important to be flexible, detour, know that all history is fluid, and to mourn.
Download the audio tour and print the map.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
—Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Watch for thoughtful propaganda as you wander or, better yet, make your own.
And make your own propaganda! Downloadable stencil