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THE FORKS NA­TIONAL HIS­TORIC SITE

The Forks Na­tional His­toric Site ranks at the top of vis­i­tor to-do lists, thanks to its mar­ket­places, Sun­day sum­mer farm­ers’ mar­ket, Chil­dren’s Mu­seum, Man­i­toba Theatre for Young Peo­ple, tra­di­tional Abo­rig­i­nal Oo­dena Cel­e­bra­tion Cir­cle, Fes­ti­val Park and Stage with free con­certs, River­walk and sum­mer boat rides along the Assini­boine. In win­ter, the river be­comes a skat­ing, skiing and snow­ball-throw­ing play­ground, with warm­ing huts de­signed by an as­sort­ment of in­ter­na­tional ar­chi­tects. Around the borders of The Forks is the Beaux Arts 1911-vin­tage Union Sta­tion rail ter­mi­nal, the post­con­tem­po­rary Cana­dian Mu­seum for Hu­man Rights, and the el­e­gant ca­blestayed Provencher Bridge with lit­tle res­tau­rant Mon Ami Louis half­way across it (www.parkscanada.gc.ca/forks).

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