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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 112 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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
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Moorhead, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Go to the Forks. It's a wonderful place for lunch, a snack, just shopping or just people watching. All fun, all worth every minute. Walk to the top of the observation tower for a bird's eye view of downtown Winnipeg/the Forks area/the Red River.

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Cambridge, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The forks has been a long time meeting place for native peoples and is the confluence of the Red and Assinaboine Rivers. It is a place for quiet reflection that truly should be honoured by all who come here. It is the centre piece of the broader area called "The Forks" and all that is there - restaurants, shopping museums... More

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Prince Albert
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of diverse cultures and displays/shops. We ate at a couple of the restaurants and they were both great. Lots of variety and friendly people. Great scenery from the observation tower also.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

makes for a nice stroll along the river towards the forks market, you can catch a boat trip from there too.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The fall colours were just beginning to show. My favourite part was the 2 female ducks who liked my socks and were pecking at my ankles - it tickled, then as I wandered up the path to read the plagues on the wall, they followed me -- it was very cute, Lovely, anchored by the side of the river)

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Toronto ON CAN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I wasn't here for long, but got to enjoy a coffee from Espresso Junction and egg salad sammie & cinnamon bun from the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Co. riverside on a goregeous sunny and warm Saturday.

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Dallas, Texas
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142 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

They had a run for the cure going on when we were there but still decent amount of parking and not overly crowded. Beautiful area on the river front, had a small farmers market present while we where there and the candy train store was killer. This is a must, plus some great restaurants on the water front you can... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Spent the morning at the Forks, doing some shopping and checking out the antique shores. Also walked along the banks of the river and explored the NHS. Beautiful day to walk outside and visit all the monuments and plaques. Unfortunately, the river was running very high and we could not walk down along the river but other than that, a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We happened to visit The Forks during Culture Days on a beautiful fall weekend. Fantastic for people watching, live music, demonstrations and food. Easy to relax and enjoy. Service at restaurants is mundane but pleasant enough. Visit at any time of the year - the ice skating huts would be a hoot to warm up in! Check out the glow... More

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Manitoba, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We've been her lots of times winter and summer. The shops at the forks offer a interesting variety of dry goods and food items as well, the eateries are varied both in style, content and quality. The riverwalk and pathways are a great way to spend time however the riverwalk is often underwater and almost feels like it was built... More

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