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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 99 attractions in Winnipeg
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, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you are coming to Winnipeg from most European countries this is worth your time. Nice to take a walk around and have a beverage. Usually has lots of parking and buses run to/close by this area. Has a small market inside the main building if you need a little bit of fresh produce.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Any time of the year you can come alone, with your partner or with the family. Like I said any season there is something to do. Plus it is easily accessible by transit. You can play, eat or shop. Often there are weekend happenings and there is a web site to check out. Walk along the river or in the... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A visit to the Forks provides an opportunity to learn about Winnipeg's past as well as having a place where the whole family can enjoy the visiting the stores, museum, children's play area and have an excellent at one of the many restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

In summer there is a river walk and water taxis, but there is lots of problems with flooding so you never know but it is a nice place to shop around and have lunch. Good children's museum. In a good location for daytime walks around downtown not night. Close to The Manitoba Museum which I think is one of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

For a casual visitor to Winnipeg, or even for a life long resident, the Winnipeg Forks are a mighty fine place to be. And I use the plural form intentionally. The Forks is an eclectic combination of shops, playgrounds, sightseeing opportunities, and recreational and learning opportunities. Converted from a railway freight yard in the mid to late 1980s, it has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is something for everyone at The Forks! History buffs, shoppers, sports fan, families with young children or if you're just looking to grab a drink with a friend; this is the place to be!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are planning a visit to Winnipeg, or live here and never taken the opportunity, make The Forks a must see stop . It's right in the heart of the city so it's a breeze to get to on foot, taxi or bus if you're staying in a downtown hotel. If you're taking a break from a VIA Rail... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is a "canopy" in the centre of the "Forks" that is used for skating in the winter and dancing in the summer.. there are many wonderful and interesting shops and delicious food..--- "Tall Grass Bakery" is my ultimate favorite!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lots to do and see in this spot. River walk is beautiful when it is not flooded or icy. Historical aspects are well developed. When the Human Right museum opens in September 2014 this will be a great plus. No great gourmet treats here except Sydney's or possibly Muddy Waters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

No visit to Winnipeg is complete without a stop at the Forks. Great restaurants (and patios if it's nice out!) some good shops and always a crowd.

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