The Forks – Winnipeg at the Red River

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Though it was through Civil Air Patrol that my volunteer service brought me to visit our neighbors north of the border, we stayed a couple of extra days to take in some of the historic sites that are popular with visitors to the area. Our friend, Vern, from the Manitoba Air Cadet League brought us to the area known as The Forks after our first day of “official activities.” Our first stop is an observation tower at the eastern edge of The Forks Market. The observation deck at the top of the six story attraction is free and accessible by either stairs or an elevator. The view of the river in the opening shot along with a few other shots in this post was captured from the tower. Continue reading