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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 108 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

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 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 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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Devon
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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Parksville, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Forks is must do when visiting Winnipeg. Lots of shops to browse, the market for fresh fruit, vegetables, bread etc. take a walk along the river. Museums, historical sites and more. A very relaxing place to spend your day/evening. If you are fond of fish, the best Pickerel/home made fries inside the market is by far the best ever.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

as a Winnipeger, I find many of the things for sale at the forks are things you can't find out anywhere else in Winnipeg. Prices can be a bit higher but not too bad. There is tons and I mean tons of places to eat ranging from $2 to $200-especially in the mall like eatery. The produce market has fair... More

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Belleville, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Every time I come back to Winnipeg, I've GOT to go to the Forks. It's a beautiful, historic area with so much to see an do. I especially love the food and markets.

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