Crossroads of the Continent Crossroads of the Continent:

A History of The Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers

Editor: Barbara Huck


This is the first popular history of The Forks, including the fascinating underlying geology of Winnipeg, with its sinkholes and underground caverns, and the role of The Forks as a continental crossroads for millennia.

 For years, archaeologists have literally been digging up stories at The Forks, piecing together our past.


Crossroads of the Continent tells this engrossing story beginning with the geology, paleontology and glacial history of The Forks and surrounding area.


Chapters on the aboriginal, fur trade, settlement and railroad histories, including the establishment of Winnipeg follow.


"The Forks Today"  concludes with sections on the recent developments and events at the site.



Barbara HuckEditor: Barbara Huck

Barbara Huck is an award-winning journalist, author and publisher, who has authored or co-authored several national bestsellers, including In Search of Ancient Alberta (with Doug Whiteway); Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America, as well as other Heartland titles.



Awards and Reviews


WINNER: Carol Shields City of Winnipeg Book Award, 2007



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Purchase Details:

Color throughout

176 pp 11x8.5



ISBN: 978-1-896150-38-1



Hard cover 

ISBN: 978-1-896150-34-9



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