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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
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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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Fun place to spend an afternoon, either in summer or winter - couple of good stands and lots of options to eat at, and the Inn at the Forks is right there for a spa or bar or fine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Taras M
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Kenora, Canada
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Kenora, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun place to spend an afternoon, either in summer or winter - couple of good stands and lots of options to eat at, and the Inn at the Forks is right there for a spa or bar or fine dining experience. Great bakery on the main floor, as well as a great wine shop

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rent a bike, skate, walk, so many things to do. One of the only things worth seeing in Winnipeg haha.

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Covington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here on a recommendation from a local. Glad I did. It is like a flea market and history lesson of the city all rolled into one location. Took the elevator to the top of the building and took some nice photos of the city.

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Newmarket, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sit and eat at one of 4 outdoor restaurants that overlook the Red and the Assiniboine rivers. Nice atmosphere if you like the outdoors within the city, walking along the river, or just people watching.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for a walk, a bite to eat and a place to meet friends. If you're a skater bring you skates and enjoy the trail along the river and/or the skating trails.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

With wonderful river walking paths, and skating paths, this was a beautiful place to visit on a sunny winters day.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to take photos and ice skating. Highly recommend people to visit this beautiful place. ^^~

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the half day I was there with family. There are shops of all kinds in the one big bldg. You can have a great choice of gifts to take back home for family and friends. There are a number of attractions to check out a small museum in one bldg. a walk down by the river and I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minutes from downtown Winnipeg is a hodgepodge of open plazas, busy shops, and human buzz. Buildings blend the old and new outside and in. Brick jostles with glass and steel, handmade knits with foodie fare, and an impressive collection of antiques beneath a shop bursting with the latest toys. Outside, buskers, riverside walks, and green space compete for your attention,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allot has been done over the years to improve this area and this park is proof. I really like to visit the other places in this area such as the Forks market, children play-ground, cafes and just to walk around the river area. If you like to visit June-Aug consider bringing bug spray as sometimes the little pests can be... More 

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