At the heart of The Forks in Winnipeg sits Manitoba’s “meeting place,” where for over 6000 years, people came to trade at the convergence of two rivers. Here lies the Inn at the Forks, home of Smith restaurant. A true snapshot of the Canadian spirit, Smith is a modern interpretation of Canadian history. This lounge, lobby, and restaurant is filled with subtle architectural details referencing Canadiana, from wood panels salvaged from a forgotten grain elevator, to a Hudson’s Bay blanket banquette. Embodying the notion of coming together as a community, long pews stretch the length of the restaurant, and a library-style work table sits proud in the lobby encouraging hotel guests to meet one another and engage with the space.