Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Forks, Winnipeg, MB

I went for a walk this morning to The Forks.

The Forks is a historic site and meeting place in downtown Winnipeg located at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River. For at least 6000 years, the Forks has been the meeting place for early Aboriginal peoples, and since colonization has also been a meeting place for European fur traders, Métis buffalo hunters, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants.

I cut through Union Station (we have a Union Station in Toronto too).

The Forks is quite a large area with lots of fun stuff to do.

There's a skating rink ... not surprising it was empty considering it was 10am on a Wednesday morning. Still, there were tunes cranking!
I headed towards the Forks. It was really really cold (way below freezing) and the rivers are frozen. Brrr!

I checked out the Forks Market.

It reminded me of Granville Island in Vancouver. You can buy meat, fruits, veggies, jewelry, clothing, souvenirs, etc. under one roof.

I thought the sign in the wine store was hilarious!

The Forks Market is definitely a place to check out if you are in Winnipeg. I noticed there were a couple outdoor patios ... what a great place to have a beer in the summer!

1 comment:

Tina said...

i have always wanted to go on a outdoor skating rink. we just have indoor ones over here