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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 #2 of 174 things to do 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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to shop, take in a meal and enjoy the outdoors. Whether it be summer or winter always lots to do. Great place to bring family or friends from out of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the historic atmosphere, lots of market space to shop and plenty of trails to roam along the Assiniboine river. These trails go for miles where we did some roller blading and biking. We could ride right up to restaurants or return to park space for picnic. Our day also featured local musicians to entertain us and met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Forks in Winnipeg is a great venue--summer or winter. We usually have a meal at the Spaghetti Factory and then wander through the shops. If we just come for a family time earlier in the day we tend to have breakfast at the Pancake House. Because we are not really "winter" people, we enjoy walking the river trail or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great venue to visit during the summer. Lots to do for couples or families. Shops and scheduled entertainment. Situated at the historical site where our two main rivers meet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Multi-culture site and shops with things to do year round with the family, friends, or that special someone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This area is steeped in the traditions of the opening of the west as voyageurs arrived at the junction of Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Several markers appear on the site to denote how things were and how they have changed. An interesting bit of information can be seen on wall/pillar tiles noting the high level of the rivers over several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

If you come to winnipeg you must make a stop to the forks. Nice place to visit in the summer. Walk the river, check out the shops. The brand new human rights museum is near by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place for whole fam! Unique shops, tasty treats,outdoor enjoyment...pop by for quick snack or enjoy the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of the great treasures in Winnipeg! There are restaurants shopping and many other seasonal attractions including skating on the river in the winter (rental skates available) , water taxi etc which make this a very pleasant place to spend time and see where the rivers meet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is always bustling with life, always busy with some sort of an event. If not anything else the market has some really fresh vegetables and the Ice Cream shop is always open irrespective of how cold the weather is :-)

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