The Forks National Historic Site

The Forks National Historic Site

The Forks National Historic Site
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Robert Burton
Winnipeg, Canada112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
When you talk to Winnipegers about things for visitors to do in the city "The Forks" is one of the most common responses.Quite honestly it is a mall it has a food court, it has stores. When not flooded there is the river walk. The bike rental seems to be gone so that's out.
Now if you include the Human Rights and the Children's Museum in the mix, then you have a bit more than a mall. But those places have driven more traffic to the area and now all the parking is paid only.
Written 6 January 2020
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judyhanson
Hamilton, Canada24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I don't know what the big deal is. It was very crowded. It is only coffee shops and restaurants. There was a small area with statues, a pebbled trail that the disabled can't use. It would have been a wonderful walk along the river if the river walk hadn't been flooded.
Written 26 June 2022
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This place is pretty busy. The area also features ground squirrels which I initially though were prairie dogs! The buildings at the marketplace have a lot of interesting vendors and hosts great washrooms featuring the word "man" and "woman" in different languages. That was a nice touch actually.

The grounds feature some interesting artwork as well as the Canadian Museum of Human Rights being the icon of the Winnipeg skyline.
Written 13 August 2022
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William Kim
London, Canada392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
My favourite go-to place in Winnipeg. I used to come here all the time when I lived in Manitoba. While I was back in town, I knew I had to come here. I'm happy to report that the place is still just as charming and beautiful as I remember it. There's something to do for everyone here, from the riverwalk to the antique shops to a children's museum to a hotel to a travel info centre to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. I could go on and on about more specifics about what you can find here, but I won't do that. I LOVE how everything you find here is locally made and not commercialized.

There's also excellent food options here, the majority of them all local! This is great to see, especially if you want to get a taste of Winnipeg. Classics like Fergie's Fish and Chips and The Original Pancake House can be found here, as well as some delicious pizza and food from all over the world. There's also a small observatory you can go up to get a good view of The Forks, and during winter time, from what I remember, there's an ice skating rink too.

Parking can be a bit tricky sometimes but there should be plenty, regardless of when you visit. If you're debating whether or not to visit... DO VISIT. It's 100% worth the trip. I'll certainly be back here the next time I'm in the Winnipeg area.
Written 26 May 2024
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Travel Loving Canuck
Ontario, Canada174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
The Forks National Historic Site in Winnipeg is a fantastic blend of history and relaxation. With a rich history dating back to Indigenous peoples and fur traders, it offers engaging exhibits and friendly guides. The river views are stunning, making it perfect for a leisurely walk or a family picnic. Plus, there's a variety of food options, from local treats to sit-down dining. Whether you're a history enthusiast or just want a great spot to chill, The Forks has it all, including year-round events. Don't miss this historical gem in the heart of Winnipeg!
Written 25 October 2023
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Tayler M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
So much to do. The old spaghetti factory, classic arcade, amazing antique store, slightly over priced candy store (but the salt water taffey is soft and delicious). And a beautiful canopy for when it rains). Winter is awesome too, but not as accessible for handicapped people.
Written 19 May 2022
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blanca
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Walking around is Amazing! You have many options for adult and children.you can bike in Summer, spend time outside and choose a good restaurants.In Winter is the largest skating rink in the world is relay GEORGEUS!.There are a big and cheap parking.You can really spend a day here strolling and going for dinner after.
Written 27 January 2020
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Sylvia
Winnipeg, Canada133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Winters in wpg can be harsh. But a visit to the forks is amazing. The river becomes a skating rink with a 3km skating trail, there is also a walking trail on the river. Because of covid you must bring your own skates, but thats ok. Restaurants were still open for takeout. Even during a pandamic this plaxe is great.
Written 13 January 2021
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,667 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a small but lovely park area with quite a few attractions, such as the market, a children's theater, an inn, the Human Rights Museum, a skate park, a river walk, and a historical area. There are information plaques throughout, and you can access the pedestrian bridge that crosses the river. This is a nice area to spend a few hours, although you will run across a few sketchy characters here and there. There is plenty of paid parking in lots and a garage.
Written 14 August 2022
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canadianbyrd
Winnipeg, Canada88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I am a local Winnipeg resident and have been frequenting the forks since it first opened in 1989 and loved it then and still do . They have amazing restaurants inside and shops but love the outdoor trails and walkways . They have now opened up the river for ice skating . It is a very safe place and worth the visit
Written 4 January 2023
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