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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 #5 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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The grounds and river views are very nice, but flooding of the river walk often occurs in spring. The old warehouses have numerous interesting shops and eateries. Nearby is the historic CNR railway station, as well as the baseball stadium. Parking is generally good.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Its one of the most popular places in Winnipeg for a reason. The shops are interesting with lots of Canada specific things, the views can be quite nice, and the people watching is fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Forks is a must see destination for anyone visiting Winnipeg. The two buildings are full of unique shops and many options for food and drink. In the winter you can walk, skate or ski along the world's longest skating track or in the summer you can walk along the river bank all the way from St Boniface to Osborne... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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329 reviews 329 reviews
14 attraction reviews
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

They have done a good job and haven't madea dogs dinner out of the renovation. It has a nice feel and of course, apart from the lovely market, has plenty of good places to eat or have a drink. The river flows by and so a seat looking over the river is a nice place to while away some time.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you have a short layover on a Winnipeg train trip, I highly recommend this site. They have done a wonderful job interpreting the many layers of Winnipeg history and the many events associated with the site. The only problem I had was that the geological strata exhibit was on the only road which the snow-removal equipment could use to... More

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Manitoba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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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