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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 a national historic site and rightly so. People have been gathering at the forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers for thousands of years, and this is the gateway to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a national historic site and rightly so. People have been gathering at the forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers for thousands of years, and this is the gateway to the Prairies and former centre of the fur trade. There are lots of interesting historical notes on early trading days and the original peoples as well. The paths... More 

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was not my first visit to the forks and it won't be my last. I enjoy walking along the trails, exploring the shops, stopping at one of the restaurants for a bite to eat, visiting one of the museums, or taking in a baseball game. There are also special events hat happen here regularly; today I took in some... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In a nutshell it is: a Stuart Maclean recommended whole food bakery, Butchers, fish monger, international food and clothing stalls, pottery, jewelry, tons to explore inside. Outside there are trails, native historic sites,play grounds, river walk, riverboat tours. Just go

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Forks is a very cool place and a trip to Manitoba wouldn't be complete without a visit here. Lots of food to choose from and many different kinds of stores. Always something going on during the summer. Skating is great in the winter!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were in Winnipeg only for a day friend sugested we visit the Fork very nice (free parking) lots of cultural stored and restaurents, nice walk along the canal lots of geese. worth taking the time to go.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Always a great place to visit. Good restaurants, lots of shopping and the river walk. My wife and I really enjoy taking a water taxi ride at least once a summer.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Such a cool place! It has a great market and very interesting sites to see. I would love to spend more time there.

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Snow Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were there when they had the farmers market setup and it was very good. Plenty of stores inside as well and many places to eat and busker areas for entertainers to display their talent. An interesting shop in the basement below the Spaghetti Factory where you can find memorabilia from years gone by. The walk near the river is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you come to Winnipeg you have to visit The Forks. It was wet and rainy when we went but there was still things going on and people enjoying the walking paths, the rivers, and the shops. There's a lot of historical significance in the area and there are info boards and plaques situated around The Forks to fill one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great gathering place, nice shops and lovely place to stroll, always something going on and a great place for people watching..... all walks of life and various ethnic backgrounds

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Address: Address: 401-25 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4S8, Canada
Phone Number: 204 983 6757
Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Downtown Winnipeg

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