It is on my Manitoba must-visit list but as yet, it is a journey I have not taken. However, thousands do make that pilgrimage every year and return enthusiastic about what they saw and buoyed by what the gardens represent.
Situated on the border of North Dakota and Manitoba, it celebrates the fact that we still have the longest unfortified border in the world.
Created in 1932, over 150,000 flowers cover more than 900 hectares of land, punctuated only by an interpretive centre and a number of symbols of the peace and friendship that have existed so long between our countries.
Seven peace poles, a gift from Japan, have "May Peace Prevail" written on them in 28 languages, and express the hope many visitors are touched by as they drive home with the most indelible memories of the province and country we live in.