The Forks

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A Great Step Into History and Good Food Dec 01, 2006
The Forks Winnipeg

MY review of the Forks in Winnipeg, first a description.

The Forks a site of history and a place to meet located in Winnipeg of the downtown area. Its location is by both the Assiniboine River and the Red River. The Aboriginal People used this place as meeting place for over six thousand years. When colonization happened, then the European settlers used it as well to meet. As well many immigrants and railway workers.

The Forks Market's first floor has many shops that sell lots of food from fresh fruit to fresh vegetables. The second floor has many ethnic shops as well a craft stores and a ballet conservation area. As well here is the Johnson Terminal, Finn’s pub and an Old Spaghetti Factory. In the basement are more shops and an antique store. As well you will find some busker people who have to be licenced to perform on the permises. There is a large skating rink here in the winter time. Worth taking a look. In January 2008, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized The Forks as the home of the longest skating rink in the world. The 8.54-kilometre-long ice rink on the Assiniboine River and the Red River is almost 1 kilometer longer than the previous record-holding rink.

I have visited this place a few times and it is my favourite part to see in Winnipeg. You can try out so many different types of food in the food area. That area smells so many great things and gives you many good ideas.

The buskers are always of a high talent and are good to find as a source of local entertainment.

So come on out and check out the forks.
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