The Forks, Winnipeg

The Forks, Winnipeg

The Forks
Historic meeting place / Neighbourhood
Coordinates: 49°53′13″N 97°07′50″W / 49.88694°N 97.13056°W / 49.88694; -97.13056Coordinates: 49°53′13″N 97°07′50″W / 49.88694°N 97.13056°W / 49.88694; -97.13056
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
City Winnipeg
Website The Forks Website
National Historic Site of Canada
Official name: The Forks National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 1974

The Forks is a historic site, meeting place and green space 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.

The Forks was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1974 due to its status as a cultural landscape that had borne witness to six thousand years of human activity. The site's 5.5-hectare (14-acre; 0.021 sq mi) grounds are open year-round.

Read more about The Forks, Winnipeg:  The Forks Market, Johnston Terminal, Explore Manitoba Centre, Manitoba Children's Museum, Manitoba Theatre For Young People, Canadian Museum For Human Rights, Inn At The Forks, Outdoor Features, Events, Future Projects

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