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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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This is one of my favorite places to go in Winnipeg regardless of the season. It always has something to offer, there is lots of activity, great food and drink options and unique... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Richardson
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to go in Winnipeg regardless of the season. It always has something to offer, there is lots of activity, great food and drink options and unique shopping. The location is lovely along the river and some of the restaurants offer outdoor facilities as well as indoor. It is a great way to spend... More 

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Cancun
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Forks. It is where Winnipeg comes to life for the past 20 plus years, after being reclaimed from disuse for a very long period of time. Every major festival happens here and soon it will be home to KidsFest a family festival that brings musical and entertainment acts focussed on children under 12 in early June each year. Recently... More 

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La Salle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Used to enjoy The Forks much more in our 20's and 30's and just getting back to enjoying life without kids in tow in our 50's. Some trendy trinket type shops you would expect as well as some high end artsy type shopping but it really is a destination place for the food market if you have the time to... More 

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Ingolf
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

another great place to spend some time shopping, eating or just wandering around. Lots of small shops, lots of food choices and usually free parking available although you may have to use the parade as the outdoor lots fill up first. Right next door to the Childrens Museum and the Museum for Human Rights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend heading over to the forks when looking for something to do in Winnipeg. So much to see and do. I prefer going in the summer. Sitting on a patio having lunch then heading for a stroll down the river walk. Just a beautiful place.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Everyone who ever visits Winnipeg should make a stop at the Forks. It has changed tremendously over the years, and rightfully so. It is constantly changing with the passing years, sometimes the walkway is nearly impossible to traverse from Spring flooding, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the shops, coffee, and general milling about. The buskers can be... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

a short walk from down town to this quiet well groomed site. It is worth a visit to see some of the early settlements and of course the unique shops in the area.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I went here with my niece and her two teenage children.There is so much to see~unique shops and delicious food!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Forks is a great combination of consistent attractions that people like to visit again and again, and a great mix of events and changing attractions to always provide something new for just about anyone, year-round.

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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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