Map of winter activities in Winnipeg meant to help people have fun easily, creator says

A Winnipeg woman creates a map to help city residents have fun in the snow.

Carol Cassell, also known as the “Mapping Winnipeg Woman”, has created a guide with dozens of popular and lesser-known places to sled, skate and cross-country ski across the city.

“Not everyone knows their community, or their neighborhood, very well, and they may not know where to look for information on where there is sledding, skating and outdoor activities. So this card, it’s easy,” she said in an interview. with Stephanie Cram on CBC Manitoba Weekend morning show on Sunday.

Some of the places on the map are owned and maintained by the City of Winnipeg, but others are places recommended by locals.

This isn’t Cassell’s first time building a map.

Carol Cassel has created a map of the different places to skate, ski and sled in Winnipeg. (Winnipeg Map/Google Maps)

It all started about six years ago when she started mapping homes adorned with Halloween and Christmas decorations in her Transcona neighborhood.

When the pandemic hit, Cassell decided to expand the maps to feature all of Winnipeg so everyone could enjoy the decorations.

Since then, she has created a map of all the outdoor summer activities.

“I really find helping others and spreading joy fills my cup. This hobby of making cards has really helped me through the hardships of being in lockdown during the pandemic,” Cassell said.

Where to go

If you’re looking for a fun place to go sledding, Cassell has 27 points on the map for it.

For thrill seekers, she has a recommendation.

“I think Fort Whyte Alive’s huge slide might not be well known for those statements because they have a really long slide that goes down to the pond. It’s a pretty fun place,” she said.

If you love tobogganing at Westview Park, also known as Garbage Hill, there are 26 other places to check out on Winnipeg’s winter activity map. (Walther Bernal/CBC)

For skaters, she recommends Arctic Glacier Winter Park.

To recommend more spots for the map, contact Cassell at [email protected]

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