garbage hill


Ask any child in Winnipeg where Westview Park is and we'll guarantee that you will be met with a blank stare. Ask them where 'Garbage Hill' is and each and every one of them will be able to point you in the direction of an oasis of elevation in an otherwise flat city.

We're not sure when it happened, or why, or how it happened - but somehow Winnipeg's landfill was turned into a park. The city was expanding into it's own dump and I suppose this was the best solution. Currently, the park is surrounded by a veritable industrial wasteland and is bordered by train tracks. Despite this, it makes a great location to spend an afternoon together.

Kids love tobogganing at this place in the winter, being the highpoint in Winnipeg, it makes for some great rides. We hadn't been here in years and wanted to check it out one last time.

We can't wait to start traveling so that our weekend activities do not include touring a retired dump.

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  1. Your photos are amazing. Super cute! Your life is dreamy...traveling the world with your love. Doesn't get much better!

  2. i laughed at the last line :)
    but this is what makes it so fabulous, is because you are with your love.

    love makes the unusual beautiful doesn't it?

    great photographs {as per usual}
    love your clear umbrella


  3. hahah you are too funny.

  4. what an interesting place...i love how it looks like the train is just running through the middle of the park

  5. legally, the only thing landfills can become are parks after their life as a dump...we do methane studies on old landfills that are now parks. however, not as nice as that one!

  6. Hello, I just stopped by and wanted to leave a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts. I've learnt so much today ! Your photographs are beautiful and I've had such fun looking around your website.

    Thank you for sharing your writing and your thoughts and best wishes !

  7. I love the quirky little things that make places unique! You're umbrella is pretty awesome too!

  8. It's pretty! It's nice that the landfill is a park-ish. LOVE the umbrellie.

  9. What a wonderful find! An online friend asked me if I had any photos of "garbage hill" which I kept talking about and after a google search I found this page. Beautiful shots and awesome blog!