Sunday 28 January 2018

The Forks, Winnipeg, MB

I walked to the Forks and back this afternoon (about 1.5km each way from my hotel).

It's a historical site downtown. For at least 6,000 years, it 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.  On the grounds today, there is a market with vendors, shops and restaurants, visitors' information centre, theatre, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a hotel, a railway museum and outdoor space.

Despite the cold (it was -21C but felt like -30C with the windchill), there were lots of people around either walking or skating on the rink or on the Red River.  I walked along the River for a while.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Brrr keep warm.