As a strategic location situated at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, as well as an important meeting place for people over the centuries, The Forks in Winnipeg city were designated a National Historic Site to commemorate its importance in the development of Manitoba and Canada's West over the centuries.
Evidence found during archaeological digs has proven that aboriginal people were using the site of the Forks as a stopping and meeting place as early as 4000 BC. It was also a rest stop for aboriginal bison hunters during the seasonal migrations to the plains of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Today however, The Forks National Historic Site is at the centre of Manitoba's bustling capital city of Winnipeg. It is still used as a meeting place however, today people meet for a meal, a coffee, or for shopping at the markets as well as for celebrations and festivals.
Numerous boat tours depart from the marina and offer visitors a chance to explore the city and The Forks from the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. For avid photographers, a great view of the marina and market at the Forks National Historic Site during sunset and dusk is afforded from the Historic Rail Bridge which spans the Assiniboine River.
The Assiniboine River Marina, and the Market and Tower at The Forks, a National Historic Site in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/14.0, exposure time of sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 42mm.
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