The Forks National Historic Site is the junction of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, and has been a gathering place for thousands of years. Aboriginal people were here first, but European fur traders, Metis buffalo hunters, and Scottish settlers soon displaced them. Riverboat workers and railway pioneers toiled here and opened the way for the arrival of immigrants from all over the globe.
Today the Forks is a National Historic Site with parks, gardens, sculptures, restaurants, and shopping. The Forks Market started as stables in the early 1900s and is now a thriving farmer's market. Restored rail cars pay homage to the railway history of the area, and a festival stage is the performance site for most of the theatrical and musical artists who come to Winnipeg.
1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4L9, Phone: 204-987-4368
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