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The Forks National Historic Site

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Address: 401-25 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4S8, Canada
Phone Number: 204 983 6757
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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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Great place with fun activities for the whole family!

The Forks is a great gathering place with shopping, lots of food and activity choices. Winter is also great with skating and sledding. Worth a visit while you are in Winnipeg!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Forks is a great gathering place with shopping, lots of food and activity choices. Winter is also great with skating and sledding. Worth a visit while you are in Winnipeg!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would not recommend Not worth the price at all, unless you have nothing better to do with your time and money. Cost me almost $60 for myself and two 9 year old boys, and after half hour we left because boys were bored. The bumper cars were not working and they didnt tell us that when we paid to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Forks on February 5th 2016. Our main reason was a follow-up visit to total fiasco from week before on Saturday were on a spur of the moment we decided to go and visit ice show. First of all you can tell that Forks is the place to be in Winnipeg if you have to spend about 40 minutes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came to the Forks in early February and really enjoyed wandering and exploring. There are a ton of smaller independent shops and restaurants within the market. The proximity to the Museum of Human Rights makes combining the 2 attractions a logical plan. I primarily came to go skating and was not disappointed! It's easy enough to find the entrance and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Ice Show at the Forks was great! Well worth the $25! I didn't know what to expect but I'm glad that I went! Get your tickets in advance because the line up to purchase tickets on site was long. The sculptures are amazing. The toboggan run was fun...even for us adults. The ice bar takes cash only!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My friends & I came to the Forks to check out the ice park and warming shacks on the river. The great thing is when you get a bit chilly in winter you can head to Beachcombers lounge for an After Eight (hot chocolate with kaluhua & peppermint schnapps) to warm up! Love spending time at the Forks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another example of Cdn govts wasting money. But its a decent place to grab a bite to eat and stroll along the river (when its not -40 degrees).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great skating this year even though the ice has been rough. We found that the trail by the bridge had better ice. Only this is to watch out for the ice show, the people lined up down the trail making it hard to skate by because they wouldn't move. They were mad at us when they were the ones standing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether it's the Children's Museum, Johnston Terminal, toy shopping, lunch, skating, people watching, or feeding the ducks along the riverbank, you can't go wrong here!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times both alone and with my family. It is nicely laid out and very educational as well as fun. It's nice to just sit near the river and "people watch"

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