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The Forks National Historic Site

Address: 401-25 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4S8, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
Phone Number: 204 983 6757
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Ranked #5 of 91 Attractions in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Discover a green oasis in the heart of Winnipeg. This nine-acre (3.6 hectare) park, which...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Discover a green oasis in the heart of Winnipeg. This nine-acre (3.6 hectare) park, which encompasses open green spaces and tree-lined walkways, is a national treasure owned and operated by Parks Canada. Enlightening interpretive displays, inspiring sculptures, stone pictographs and ceremonial bronze gambling sticks embody the Site’s rich continuum of historical events that span over 6,000 years.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities

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Winnipeg, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

So many things to see and do here at any time of the year. Parking is a lot harder to find then it used to be before they built everything up in the area, but if you go during the week, it should be pretty easy to find. If an event is going on, it's best to get there very... More 

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Fergus Falls, MN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A great area to take in the Park, the History, Entertainment, Culture and all that delicious food from all over the world! We'll be back!

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Aurora, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Cute little boutique shops and a variety of places to eat. A bit on the food courty side. Shops not terribly special or unique. Nice family setting though with a little skating rink and tobogganing - friendly vibe.

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Montreal
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221 reviews 221 reviews
70 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Fabulous place to visit and have fun time. I really enjoyed every moment. Next time I will definitely choose week day instead of weekend because there was just way to many people. Still, it is really nice to be there. Once you are outside and take the long walk around, there are just breath taking moments, especially now, in winter,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Forks has great events all year long, when the river freezes it is the starting point for 14 miles of river ice skating and walking trails. Summer brings bands and other entertainment, beyond that the Forks is a collection of all types of food from casual to fine dining with an open market that sells local produce and other... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Has been a favourite place to spend time when in the city for years! Attended this time as it was the location for the first annual PEI Shellfish Festival in Winnipeg. Went for the Oyster Schukking competition...to see what it was all about and to support an new initiative in the city. Great way to put in a few hours... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Forks are no doubt a beautiful location in the center of the cities downtown but it has, over time, just become another trinket sellers marketplace.

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Baxley, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The park is located on the banks of the river downtown and offers a huge play area for children. Since we were here during the winter and -25c they have the sidewalks iced over for skating. You can still walk them of course and many skaters out on New Years Eve. We walked down to the river and watched the... More 

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Kenora, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Johnston's Terminal indoor gift mall and gourmet food stalls are well worth the trip. We had a hankering for top-shelf cheese and crackers, and Fenton's filled the bill. Soft hard fresh and aged cheeses from around the world, imported olives and crackers, wild boar pate' and hand made terrines of pork and duck. OmNomNom! Also a wine shop across... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Excellent indoor selection of shops, the. Walk up to the central business district via the french district

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