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The Forks National Historic Site

401-25 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4S8, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
204 983 6757
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Ranked #4 of 110 attractions in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Traveler Description: Slip on your mittens, put on your skates and join in the fun on the longest naturally-frozen skating trail in the world! With an approximate length... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Lavenham, Manitioba, Canada
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310 reviews 310 reviews
53 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My favourite Winnipeg place...where the rivers and people meet and gather. An ancient meeting place that has been reignited with the Spirit of Manitoba. Shops, restaurants, buskers....many vendors unique to Manitoba here, artisans sharing their crafts...social meeting opportunities like the skating park in winter, and the boat tours in summer.

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Manila, Philippines
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went in July 2014. It was a nice sunny afternoon with a bit of wind so there weren't a lot of people out for a stroll. The scenery was nice and the river was higher than usual. You could find spots to take pictures and the bridge connecting to the French side of Winnipeg was also a good photo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Forks has it all all year round.In winter you can enjoy ice skating on an outdoor rink or skate the longest river trail.In summer you can take a ride on the river.When done you can enjoy any type of food from a hot dog or burger to fine dining without leaving the area.You can enjoy the riverwalk where you... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Forks is a shopping/dining/historical area. We spent a couple of hours wandering the area, browsing & buying trinkets. Our family of 3 (parents & 9 year old boy) also took a 30 minute water tour, which I would recommend. It gave us a perspective of the city from the water, as well as some history. We also had lunch... More

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Regina, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Easy to kill hours wandering in shops/food kiosks at the Forks Market and the surrounding natural landscape if you wander down towards the river and pedestrian bridge connecting to St Boniface. The wander across the bridge is a nice way to spend time. Thie Forks is often visited and parking can be tricky. Great fish and chips at the fish... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I live here and when ever anyone I know is in from out of town this is the place to go. Kids museum, shopping, insane amount of variety when it comes to food selection. Buskers (but good ones they have to audition). Just a great place for families or couples.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A pretty cool location to visit and should not be confused with with Nearby Forks Market which is seems many people consider the two one and the same. The forks is a historical site in the heart of downtown Winnipeg that is a huge part of the local history. Well worth a visit during your adventures in Winnipeg clearly don't... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Market is nice, Lots of things going on. Parking is terriblt!!! I suggest taking a bus or Cab. Worth the visit in the Winnipeg though.

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Cary, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Forks is where it's at! The market is fascinating, with all sorts of variety. I even found a Chilean food stand! It's a great location, especially if there are events going on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As first time visitors from overseas, The Forks was a great focus for our short stay. We loved the mix of shopping and market areas, with the historic focus of the area on First Nations, the Railway Museum, fine parkland area and the river itself. I was looking at a map of the original railyard in the Railway Museum and... More

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