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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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Historical, natural, busy, tasty, people-watching kind of place. It was a perfect stress-free opportunity to sit back, relax and soak in the local colour, culture and flavour. A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sechelt, Canada
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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historical, natural, busy, tasty, people-watching kind of place. It was a perfect stress-free opportunity to sit back, relax and soak in the local colour, culture and flavour. A perfect stop on a cross-country train trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good historical site. Well kept grounds Good detailed plaques with well marked walkways Right next to the Forks Market and Children's museum Good food nearby and plenty of parking Good access to public transit A good place for Pokemon Go

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently spent an afternoon with my fanmily walking around the Forks. Various stores and food kiosks that run from relatively cheap to the expensive. There is something for everyone. During the summer and fall, a walk along the riverwalk is a nice way to let you stomach settle after a a light snack or full meal. Human Rights mueseum, Children's... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Forks is a great tourism destination for you to spend a few hours at, irregardless of the time of year. It's basically an indoor market. The stalls are deceny; prices are un surprisingly jacked up. If you've been there once, you probably don't need to go again for a couple of years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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