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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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We have not been here in a number of years. We were amazed with the improvements. At the time we felt the area was dying. This time it was very much alive with people, new... read more

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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have not been here in a number of years. We were amazed with the improvements. At the time we felt the area was dying. This time it was very much alive with people, new activities, new playgrounds, new displays. The train museum is worthwhile and inexpensive. Here you will find the Duchess of Dufferrin and more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really nice area to walk around in. There is a lot of history here. The walk along the river is really nice. The spray park looked really nice for kids to play in. Walked to the bridge and the restaurant was opened, but I didn't go in.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Forks is a unique spot in Winnipeg. Back during the fur trade days, people from all over would meet where Manitoba's two largest rivers (The Red and Assiniboine) met. Nowadays there is something for everyone! Shopping abounds, restaurants, a skateboard park, and the jewel of it is the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. So come on down, enjoy a... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Forks Winnipeg adjacent to downtown Winnipeg, the Museum of Human Rights, and the Goldeyes Baseball field is great!. many restaurants, shops and even a Sunday farmers market. The forks also has a walking path along the Red river.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fine collection of local produced art. The Spaghetti House is a fine place to dine. The décor is great and the service is friendly and the people are well informed about their dishes

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have only good comments regarding this area and its sights and activities. It would be a 5/5. However, I have to heavily criticize the City of Winnipeg for changing its parking policy. All the new parking terminals now have a posted 3 or 4 hour parking limit, which is extremely tourist-unfriendly. There is NO WAY anyone can "do the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to "get lost" and explore. I do have a problem buying a coffee there, I find them over priced. However, the other little shops/food places aren't too bad!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love going to the Forks. Great place to take a friend from out of town. Lots to see and people watch. Shopping, lunch places. etc. I also like that there is the odd entertainment. Check it out the next time you are in Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is everything you need ,from music to lunch , dinner . So many choices. Do your shopping , for home . Wine meat.fish you name it . They have what ever you need all in one place . Bring your dog walk along the river where two rivers meet . Winnipeg is so lucky to have a place like... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The forks is a nice relaxing way to spend a family day outside. Great shops and beautiful environment

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