Thursday 15 September 2011

The Forks, Winnipeg, MB

I walked to where I was conducting my 9am seminar this morning (about 15 minutes). Afterwards, I walked 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.

It was a lot different than when I was here in December ... this time I could actually get to the water's edge.

This is looking back at the market building.

I went up in the tower which gives a good view of the city.

I walked around the indoor market ... there is something for everyone!

It must be a great place to head on a Saturday to pick up fresh fruit, veggies, etc. and have lunch.

1 comment:

Lord of the Wings said...

I have never been to Winnipeg, so thanks for showing me around and giving me ideas for when I do go someday.