- Saskatchewan River Forks
Saskatchewan River Forks refers to the area in
Canadawhere the North Saskatchewanand South Saskatchewanrivers 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 Kelseybut did not establish a fort. Fort Le Jonquièrewas established in 1751by Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierreat or near the forks. In 1753 Fort de la Cornewas 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 tradeand then during the riverboatera, today the forks attract tourists, canoeists and recreational fishermen.
Fort de la Corne
* http://wikimapia.org/937546/ - WikiMapia site showing aerial view of the Saskatchewan River Forks.
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