The Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg

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Visit The Forks National Historic Site represents the site where two rivers meet, a place of commerce for aboriginals 6,000 years ago. The area was also used by fur trappers, and now welcomes contemporary Canadians. Explore the 9 acre (3.6 ha) riverside park, taking in interactive exhibits, sculptures, and hiking trails. Take children to the themed park, depicting the eras of cultural meetings, or hire a tour guide if you'd like a deeper understanding of the 6,000-year history of the area. Beyond the historical site, you'll discover a myriad of things to do including shopping, dining, and museums. Plan your The Forks National Historic Site visit and explore what else you can see and do in Winnipeg using our Winnipeg tour planner .
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  • Wonderful park area with a large shopping complex with restaurants and gift stores. Have a look at the flood level marker.  more »
  • During my most recent business trip I ended up in Winnipeg Manitoba for my first time. Prior to my arrival one of my clients referred to it as the Chicago of the North!! And after a brief time in Winn...  more »
  • This historic site includes lots of buildings and interesting points in this 9.0 acres of land. On one sunny day in October we went there for a leisurely walk. We went to Oodena Celebration Circle, Th...  more »
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  • The Forks National Historic Site is the heart of Canada. It is where the Two Rivers Meet. It has a unique history in which unites us all. It encompasses what a diverse beautiful world we have and how Canada should be proud of who we are and how we except everyone.
  • Great gathering place and food
  • Fun place to visit and walk along the river and see the shops and restaurants.
  • Very nice park, lots of trees and green spaces sbd outdoor concerta. My only criticism would be the children's playstructure was not made of durable materials (plastic broken in some places). A great place to unwind and take in mother nature.
  • Great meeting place with lots of food vendors and shops

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