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History of The Forks

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The Forks was part of the City of Winnipeg when it amalgamated with the surrounding municipalities to form the City of Winnipeg which came into legal existence on January 1, 1972.

Whether it is an ancient meeting place and hunting site for the area's First Nation's, a fur trading post, a landing for large river craft for goods and people, a regional administrative centre, an immigrant staging location, an industrial complex and railway hub or a popular modern day retail/office/recreation development, The Forks has been an integral part of the development of Western Canada for hundreds of years.

The Forks has been recognized by the federal government as a national historic site http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/forks/index.aspx