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Barwick - A travel report by Tashi
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Barwick,  Canada - flag Canada -  Ontario
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My Home Town! actually, just upgraded from a hamlet to a village!

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Part of the Northwest Triangle/Lake of the woods region, the village of Barwick sits on the Rainy River which is the international border between the US and Canada. It's 3hrs from Winnipeg, Man. and 6 from Thunder Bay, Ont. Established in 1899, it is a very small village of about 250 people however, the Municipality as a whole is about 1000. The area is geared mainly to farming/fishing/tourism. There is a high population of Mennonites (farms)and Natives(50 Indian reservations approx.) throughout the region. In the tourist area (approx.1/2hr North-called "sunset country"), the winter population is approx. 100, while in the summer it expands to approx 10,000. Most activities in the summer are small parades, fairs, bbq's, baseball tournaments, pow wow's etc... being mostly a forested area hunting and fishing are huge.
In the winter, all winter sports are enjoyed especially snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross country skiing.



Favourite spots:
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the riverside, the tracks, Ina's Store and the Barwick cafe where all the ol' locals hang out.

What's really great:
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The picture is of one of the many powwows held by local reservations. This particular one is from Couchiching.

The village now has a museum that depicts all of the villages history, Great for the history buff.






Sights:
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the Rainy River (border between USA and Canada)
When we were kids we used to pack a lunch and go off for an "adventure". We would travel either east or west following the river. Our journey would last from sun up to sun down, either by canoe or on foot. There was always something interesting to see.



Accommodations:
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there is one bed and breakfast which opend when the OSB Mill put up a plant. It is called Roseberry House.
There are numerous tourist resorts and campgrounds, best to visit the information kiosk. These are not located in the village itself but throughout the whole of the Northwest triangle/Lake of the woods region.

Nightlife:
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none

Hangouts:
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this picture is taken within the Lake of the woods region..the town is called Sioux Narrows. This is a 70-year-old structure is touted as the world’s longest single-span wooden bridge, and a designated heritage site. There are over 100 resorts within this region (Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls, Kenora being the major towns)

Restaurants:
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this picture is also of the powwow
The barwick cafe
In around the May long weekend it should be mentioned that there is a fish fry held at Manitou rapids Indian reserve. The local Natives use traditional spears to catch the fish from the rapids in the rainy river and then throw them on land where the women gather and cook them. It is a very large gathering where many towns and reserves get together for the weekend for a traditional Native meal.

Published on Wednesday October 1th, 2003


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Sun, Oct 05 2003 - 09:42 AM rating by marianne

I liked reading this. I had never heard of this city before. I like your pictures.

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