A Tour of the Forks

The Forks in Winnipeg is situated at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine  Rivers just at the edge of the downtown area.  This is a very popular spot with many things to see and do.  I’ll give you a quick tour of the outside area and let you know that there is lots inside the many buildings.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, City TV building, 2 old railway cars (Canadian Pacific and Temiskaming & Northern Ontario), Fort Garry Hotel and Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

A couple of the buildings – the Johnston Terminal and the Forks Market (both have shops, restaurants and many unique stores), a warming hut and a skating rink.

The new game on the block – Crokicurl.  Unfortunately no one was playing when I was there.

Steps down to the Assiniboine River, train going over the river, ice being cleaned and a pile of blocks of ice.

The outside and inside of an ice building, some discarded ice blocks, and the Raw Almond – restaurant on the river.

Closer look at ice clearing machine, couple of view of a reflective warming hut showing me taking the pictures and 3 ice sculptures (not sure what they represent or if they are finished or not).

The Children’s Museum, Inn at the Forks, another view of the Johnston Terminal building, the playground with a skating trail in front and another view of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

The temperature this morning was -6C under a very cloudy sky.

And that concludes today’s tour.  Hope you enjoyed it.

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