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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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A Winnipeg Must See

The forks are a must see and do in Winnipeg at anytime of year. the Provencher bridge and human rights museum are close by. there are a number of restaurants and vendors Stick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The forks are a must see and do in Winnipeg at anytime of year. the Provencher bridge and human rights museum are close by. there are a number of restaurants and vendors Stick to the vendors for an ethnic journey. The restaurants meals are pricey. average and less than generous. Disappointing meals at Beachcomber summer and fall. Great views from... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The museum had just opened when we were allowed special access...a preview of sorts, if you will. It is a spectacular architectural wonder, with 6 floors of exhibits focusing on human rights. The museum presents history in an uplifting way at times, not just showing the atrocities man has wrought upon his fellow man in the past, but often focusing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Forks is a must see historical site to visit when in Winnipeg. Lots of good eatng and shops for interesting things to buy. Also has off and on entertainment , great coffee shops and boatrides on the River (Red and Assiniboine). This is a historical site of the meeting of the two Rivers. Just a must see for visitors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

As always a trip to The Forks is an educational experience. The best time to go is during the warmer months. Lots to do outside and admission to the Park is free. Plenty of winter activities as well if you are a snow lover. Don't miss out on the Antique Store in the lower level of Johnston Terminal. Great Manitoba... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots to see and different varieties of food vendors for breakfast or lunch. Not the best prices if you are shopping for full on grocies. It's more of an event place or to hang out and people watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

In a small Province such as Manitoba things to do is quite limited, but thank goodness there's the Forks. Fun for everyone for all walks of life. Beautiful markets and fun novelty stores. Its a must visit when in Winnipeg.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We have been here in summer and winter and both times are a great time to visit. The rivers are very scenic and interesting to watch the activity. Boats in the summer, skaters and winter sports in the winter. The shops and food outlets are varied and interesting.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Having grown up in Winnipeg, I can tell you this is one of the best attractions in Winnipeg! In winter or summer, there is so much to do and so many new attractions in the immediate surrounding areas. Great place for families, couples, business or just on your own. There are great restaurants, shopping, a spa hotel, river taxis/ice skating.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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