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The Forks National Historic Site

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Winnipeg
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Address: 401-25 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4S8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-983-6757
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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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Went there because it's nice to see. Also to meet people and check out stufff there. Just make sure you have change for parking. And you enjoy walking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there because it's nice to see. Also to meet people and check out stufff there. Just make sure you have change for parking. And you enjoy walking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two buildings with an eclectic selection of stores and interesting food court. Canadian products, native products, and several international focused stores. A pretty good wine store. The food court was very international with asian, Spanish, Ukrainian, argintinian, and others. Great people watching.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having previously lived in Winnipeg for most of my life , it's always on the " must do and see" list when we return to visit family. Enjoyable for all ages! Lovely river walks or enjoying the attractions and market. It's a relaxing area. If in town or living in town, it's a must see area that you can enjoy... More 

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Grand Forks
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Forks is a must when in Winnipeg. It has nice, quant markets and unique shops. There is a variety of ethnic restaurants/kiosks for those looking for something different or wanting to expand their palette! Those looking for family friendly, delicious yet economical meal will truly enjoy The Spaghetti Factory. Kids & adults will also like the gelato which is... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

took my "new" international student here on the labour day weekend. enjoyed people watching, seeing the constellation sculpture, and walking through the forks market. Too bad the river walk and other parts were closed for repairs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another great time out to do just to see the different things! Different shops to look at and there is also foods that looked very tasty

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I have not been to the Forks in a while, wow what a great place to spend an afternoon. Walked along the river, did some people watching, and checked out all the shops. Forgot how lucky we are in Winnipeg to have this beautiful site, highly recommend taking a few hours out of your day and hang out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific outdoor park with a waterside mall area. People are walking the riverfront, skateboarding, bike tricking, and eating. We enjoyed watching an artist create paintings. The inside mall area has shopping and eateries. This area has the train station, display trains, Human Rights museum and an outdoor arena. Great place to spend an autumn day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good place to spend a sunday afternoon. In summer you can take a walk along the rivers, (Red or Assinniboine). Lots of shop if u like shopping and a few restaurants when u get hungry.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty to do here with the Children's Museum, Manitoba theatre for young people, river walks, skateboard park, children's playground, Human Rights Museum, The Forks Market with all its shopping and restaurants. Something for everyone and all so close together. Activities for every season from skating to buskers. Parking can be a challenge but if you're lucky the tiered... More 

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