Overland Travel: Spotting Grain Elevators from Killarney to Winnipeg

Today was get away day and time to head back home. Today’s trip would have me departing Killarney by car and flying back home to Vancouver, all in one day.


This post is one chapter on our trip to Killarney Manitoba, Canada. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Activity: Spotting Grain Elevators travelling from Killarney to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Travel from Killarney to Winnipeg

235 km travelled

I was due to depart today on my own. There’s nothing like spending time with your “in laws’” but after having been on the road for a week, half of which was work trip back to back with this one, I was looking forward to sleeping in my own bed for a change. 

I left MrsWT73 in Killarney for the return trip. She was going on with her mother for another 3 days to visit her aunts and cousins in Kenora, Ontario in the neighboring province – a mere 4 and a half hour drive away. 

After our goodbyes and thanks for a great stay of home cooked heartland hospitality, I packed up the Mazda CX-5 and hit up the Co-Op for gas. I headed out on a series of farm roads that crossed the Pembina River several times. The river valleys made for the nicest scenery through these parts; a break from the never ending flatness. 

Onto the flat open road
Prairie Vallies crossing the Pembina River
Prairie Horizons

The horizon was punctuated by the occasional wooden grain elevator. These grain elevators were getting less and less frequent thanks to lessened reliance on trains and more reliance on trucks and concrete structures in order to silo grains. 

Holland Grain Elevators

I would pass through the town, and several miles of monotony, followed by additional grain elevators.

Culross Gain Elevators

I eventually arrived in Winnpeg and stopped at the Costco Warehouse for gasoline (and a shameless hot dog). 

Arriving to James Armstrong Richardson Winnipeg Airport

All in all, the drive was not all too exciting. The landscape in the prairies is flat with the occasional grain elevator punctuation.


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