The Forks National Historic Site

The Forks National Historic Site

The Forks National Historic Site
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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  • Jessica S
    Canada242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You have to go here!!
    The Forks was by far my favourite place in Winnipeg. The history was incredible. I appreciate the information plaques erected to provide context to visitors of the land the current day Forks is situated on. Busy but totally manageable crowds in the space available. I loved it here.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 28, 2023
  • Mindy V
    73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful overall
    Whole thing was great. Lots to see with easy walking. Great food and shops in the market. The 1/2 hour boat tour is a must! Was an easy walk to the Museum of Human Rights.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 19, 2023
  • CanadianGirl
    Ontario, Canada143 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stroll along the river
    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!
    Visited October 2023
    Written October 25, 2023
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Camper821022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
Beautiful, lively, entertaining , clean, fun, informative, friendly!
Great shopping and the food was amazing!
Written October 29, 2023
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CanadianGirl
Ontario, Canada143 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 October 25, 2023
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada10,880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
You know when Parks Canada is in charge that the grounds will be spectacular -- and they are! Enjoy this lovely jewel in Winnipeg!
Written September 12, 2023
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zam b
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
As experienced adventures, travelers we enjoyed aspects of the Forks National Historic Site, the riverbank walkways, the tree lined river banks and the National Park elements of this Historic area are really excellent. The whole area should definitly be turned into a National Park status and with proper Federal government oversight. We however did not enjoy the Forks Market, the fact that Management of this building in essence has turned the whole building into a drinking, alcohol zone (the whole building) full of drunks, nasty bullying, poor shopping opportunities and sadly violence is common at the Commons Food Court and throughout the building and surroundings. Such visuals really degrades the quality of the National Park and river walkway experiences of this wonderful Heritage and Historic government Property in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We are not pleased with the Management of the Forks Market Building and this Commons area of way to mush booze and violence. Most disappointing what Forks Market administrators and those responsible have done to this particular area. As such, Not Recommended in its present state of degeneration.
Written September 3, 2023
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ExperiencedTravelers
Los Angeles, CA613 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is s nice park, and a monument,but not much else. The market is more interesting, particularly the antique shop in the basement.
Written August 5, 2023
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Mindy V
KENTVILLE73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Whole thing was great. Lots to see with easy walking. Great food and shops in the market. The 1/2 hour boat tour is a must! Was an easy walk to the Museum of Human Rights.
Written July 19, 2023
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Knut
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Cool place to go for a walk feed the geese. Nice place to just hang out and have a beer and food plenty of seating.
Written June 22, 2023
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Jessica S
Canada242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The Forks was by far my favourite place in Winnipeg. The history was incredible. I appreciate the information plaques erected to provide context to visitors of the land the current day Forks is situated on. Busy but totally manageable crowds in the space available. I loved it here.
Written May 28, 2023
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canadianbyrd
Winnipeg, Canada78 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 January 4, 2023
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Iain A
Kirkcaldy, UK645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A great place to spend time with lots of places to eat and drink, riverside walks artwork and parkland. We were lucky on our visit that we were able to spend time relaxing in the sun. Loved it.
Written November 1, 2022
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