The Forks boasts huge numbers on Louis Riel Day
Tens of thousands of Winnipeggers visited The Forks over the long weekend to shop, skate
About 60,000 people stopped by The Forks over the long weekend, says Chelsea Thomson, manager of marketing and communications for the Winnipeg destination.
On Monday alone, 24,000 people were counted inside The Forks market, she said. About 18,000 skaters were counted using the Red River Mutual Trail.
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The numbers over the Louis Riel Day weekend were much higher than last year, when temperatures were much colder, Thomson said.
"Our numbers vary greatly due to temperature," she said.
Monday's daytime high in Winnipeg was –4 C, Environment Canada reported.