Saskatchewan River Forks


Saskatchewan River Forks

Saskatchewan River Forks refers to the area in Canada where the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan rivers merge to create the Saskatchewan River. It is about forty kilometres east of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. [ [http:http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/saskatchewan-river/description.html] ] [ [http://www.parksearch.ca/park.asp?parkID=3748 Saskatchewan River Forks, SK | Park Search Canada ] ] This provincial park region is heavily wooded, and features steep banks, a tourist picnic site and hiking trails.

Area fur posts were of importance to European traders, the English having reached this point in 1692 under Henry Kelsey but did not establish a fort. Fort Le Jonquière was established in 1751 by Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre at or near the forks. In 1753 Fort de la Corne was establishe in the area by Louis de la Corne, Chevalier de la Corne.

A major intersection when waterways were important to transportation on the Canadian prairies, first with the fur trade and then during the riverboat era, today the forks attract tourists, canoeists and recreational fishermen.

ee also

* Fort de la Corne
* Weldon, Saskatchewan

References

External links

* http://wikimapia.org/937546/ - WikiMapia site showing aerial view of the Saskatchewan River Forks.


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