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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. To visit The Forks National Historic Site on your holiday in Winnipeg, and find out what else Winnipeg has to offer, use our Winnipeg trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great location Mediocre parking - not enough spots for amount of visitors Prices for souvenirs and food is high. Old spaghetti factory offers lunch deal and espresso junction offers great coffee deals...  more »
  • So many great businesses with many small specialty shops located here. The restaurants are great and they have so many great events year round that it is fantastic for families or anyone to spend some...  more »
  • The Forks is a family favourite. We love to eat here and stroll through the stores. The kids love the candy stores! Only downside lately is that we have seen a number of shops pull out of the Market. ...  more »
Google
  • 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 place to go for a walk and find out about some history as well
  • Interesting place to spend a weekend with family!
  • Nice public space