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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Laminar Flow Installation (Waterfront Drive, Winnipeg)

In the early years of Winnipeg, Ross Creek flowed across what is now Main Street at William Avenue, flowing into the Red River at the foot of Sinclair Street, now Bannatyne Avenue. During the pre-European period and throughout the early years of the fur trade, First Nations people, followed by missionaries and early settlers, used Ross Creek as a water travel route. When the Winnipeg Transfer Railway was constructed in 1890, Ross Creek was diverted and filled in.

A sound installation by artist Steve Higgins in Stephen Juba Park near the foot of Bannatyne Avenue was unveiled in August 2004. It memorializes Ross Creek as an imagined sequence of seasons and decades, culminating in the construction of the Winnipeg Transfer Railway.

Laminar Flow Installation (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89683, W97.13332
denoted by symbol on the map above


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2011

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