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The Forks National Historic Site

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Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
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Address: 401-25 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4S8, Canada
Phone Number: 204 983 6757
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Discover a green oasis in the heart of Winnipeg. This nine-acre (3.6...
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.
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Good outdoor spot

It's a nice date spot in the summer, many shops and restaurants. A river walk. In the winter there's the worlds longest skating trail on the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's a nice date spot in the summer, many shops and restaurants. A river walk. In the winter there's the worlds longest skating trail on the river.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to grab a quick lunch or dinner or embark on a boat ride. Clean and spacious with some local souvenirs and shops as well. Worth wandering around if you end up in Winnipeg.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely area to walk around, learn a little bit about the history of the city and the region, go for a run, get some food at the market or food trucks, picnic along the riverside or sunbathe in the grass, etc. Plenty of walking, biking, and running trails.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent destination area with many choices of trails or walkways to reach the central buildings. We loved the boat rides and also the shore walkways with all the geese and ducks. We walked to the Legislative Buildings after the boat ride. We found the prices inside the Forks to be excellent and well worth supporting. The food choices were immense... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

When you are visiting Winnipeg, you have to put at least half a day aside to visit The Forks (if possible, a day). It is beautiful there. Like Granville Island in Vancouver there is definitely the great Farmers' Market and delicious foods to eat. There is an excellent antique store I enjoyed shopping in, so much to chose from. Many... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The Forks National Historic Site 401-25 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4S8, Canada 204 983 6757. The Visitor Center is helpful giving a background and orientation to the area. Lots of food and shops. Great walking by river; do interpretative talks and more. 10 - 7. In planning the trip, we felt a bit disoriented, because we couldn’t quite... More 

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Red Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a great place to kill a couple of hours on a nice day! Lots of unique little shops to pop in on and many, many snacks or meals to be had, anything from mini donuts, to produce, cheese, fish and chips and ethnic dishes. You can eat outside or in, shop a little, look around the stores, have... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lots to see and shop ! Great place for Couples, Families and Children...you can even go alone and experience the beauty of the Forks in Winnipeg....the ice skating is wonderful in the winter too!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I didn't really like this tourist attraction. It was 2 buildings with market like atmosphere of food and little shops. It is cute and small town charm like Toronto's St Lawrence market. If this is the best of what Winnipeg has to offer..... I would skip this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The river walk is delightful and informative, with boards telling you about the human history of the Forks area. I liked the prairie plants section, which has native species and information telling you about their role in Tall Grass Prairie ecologies.

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