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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 #3 of 111 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 young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
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New Jersey
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252 reviews 252 reviews
58 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I've been visiting Winnipeg for the last 20+ years, ever since I married a Winnipegger. When I first started visiting the in-laws in Winnipeg, I didn't think much of the city. It didn't compare to Toronto or Montreal or Vancouver but in the last 10 years, Winnipeg has really put itself on the map. The Forks is a wonderful addition... More

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SoCal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful overlook of the merging of the two rivers. Lovely park and several restaurants and shops. Great view from the top of the facility.

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Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a few hours till we needed to catch our flight and this is what we decided to do. Loved the river tour, very reasonable at $11! Saw a bald eagle and loved the guides info. The market was great too!

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canada
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It has everything you need, from nice restaurants to trendy stores and great atmosphere. Loved being able to see it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Shops, restaurants and a walk along the river make this a nice area for some evening relaxation. Boat rides are available along the river. You can climb stairs to a podium about 6 stories in the air for a nice view of Winnipeg. There is also a historic park with walking trails.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Turn left as you are facing the river, and follow the path to some unanticipated wonderful mess: - the best kids park and splash pad I've ever seen. As a Mom in Toronto I think this is high praise. The Forks splash pad has a wonderful Wild West theme. But what truly makes it unique is the fruit orchard surrounding... More

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Guelph
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

During our week stay in Winnipeg we visited The Forks a few times. Despite what some others have said, we didn't pay for parking at all. There was a free lot on the weekend - just across from the Human Rights Museum with a ton of spaces. During the week we parked in the afternoons in the free parkade...if memory... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Definitely enjoy visiting the Forks every time we are in Winnipeg. It never gets old and it is a must see if you haven't been there before.

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Dauphin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You'll find everything at the Forks, from entertainment -day and night life- as well as culture, scenery, great food and beverage, as well as quiet time. My favourite part of the Forks is watching what individual artist is preforming in the centre pavilion -- last time I was there, it was an extremely talented man, playing the accordion, wearing a... More

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Winnipeg
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you want to get away and take some time to relax but don't want to leave the city... This is the place to do it. Nice bench areas for sitting, tons of unique shops, Multiple restaurants to choose from, Buskers to amuse and just a nice place to get out and go for a walk. Oh and don't forget... More

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