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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 112 Attractions in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Rosslyn
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We happened to visit The Forks during Culture Days on a beautiful fall weekend. Fantastic for people watching, live music, demonstrations and food. Easy to relax and enjoy. Service at restaurants is mundane but pleasant enough. Visit at any time of the year - the ice skating huts would be a hoot to warm up in! Check out the glow... More

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Manitoba, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We've been her lots of times winter and summer. The shops at the forks offer a interesting variety of dry goods and food items as well, the eateries are varied both in style, content and quality. The riverwalk and pathways are a great way to spend time however the riverwalk is often underwater and almost feels like it was built... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

One of the most amazing places we visited in Winnipeg. It's a shopping and eating experience. We only had a short time to visit so we couldn't really get the full experience of everything that's offered. The shops are very interesting and the eating stops are so inviting. I can't wait to return so i can try as many of... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A lot of history here and it's right at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. We did a little boat tour also.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Great scenery right on rivers and lots of interesting little shops with a many items, from foods to t-shirts

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were at the forks for the human rights museum opening and we are so glad we made enough time to walk around and enjoy the sights! Highly recommend!

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WINNIPEG
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The setting is historic. Old buildings have been refurbished as restaurants, shops and exhibition spaces. I always feel like I am at a carnival when I go. Many activities are scheduled for the site. It is often quite busy. Food can be purchased from fast food counters or sit down restaurants. There is plenty of free parking.

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Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Definitely the highlight of Winnipeg. Any tome we have friends visit from out of town we end up here. It has a cool little market. Some great shops. Solid food choices from take out to fine dine. There is always something going on here. In the winter it is skating on the river and in the summer it is splash... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My family lives in Winnipeg and I always make a point to visit the forks when I come to visit. Its really nice to walk around, go in the markets and shops, great restaurants. Their is usually always something going on in the Forks!

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went with our kids to see this historic site that everyone in the city said 'I had to see'. Other than the meeting of the 2 rivers and a big indoor food court, there wasn't much to see. We went the day after Canada Day, which apparently was quite the party, but alas, July 2nd was not that great. It... More

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