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The Forks National Historic Sites

The Forks National Historic Sites

1 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2049426302
http://www.theforks.com/
Le comptoir de renseignements de Parcs Canada : Le 15 mai au 5 sept. 2017 Ouvert tous les jours De 9 h à 17 h; Parks Canada Info Desk: May 15 - Sept. 4, 2017 Open 7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm

The Forks is a historic site, meeting place and green space in Downtown Winnipeg located at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River. For at least 6000 years, the Forks has been the meeting place for early Aboriginal peoples, and since colonization has also been a meeting place for European fur traders, Métis buffalo hunters, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants.
Today, framed by the banks of the two rivers, The Forks is Winnipeg’s number one tourist destination with more than four million visitors annually.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, The Forks is a must for a stunning array of dining experiences, incomparable shopping, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site’s natural, historic and man-made features.

Photo Credit: Photograph by https://cns-scn.ca/sites/default/uploads/images/thumb.main.gallery_image_file_file_502.jpg used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Text Credit: Content from Wikipedia, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ madiedwards/ Nov 8, 2017
  • Favourite activity at the Forks
    guestBook Guestbook/ madiedwards/ Nov 8, 2017 Favourite activity at the Forks

    Nuit Blanche was super cool this year. The forks was neat to tour around while witnessing works of art all around

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ TheRivistos/ Aug 25, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Pamelak/ Jun 2, 2017
  • Vantage Point
    guestBook Guestbook/ Pamelak/ Jun 2, 2017 Vantage Point

    It's a great view from the observation tower down at The Forks

  • Gathering place
    guestBook Guestbook/ Aburgin/ Apr 30, 2017

    I loved how it really lived up to its name as the meeting spot. Everyone from families and friends were using this place as a gathering place.

  • A must see
    guestBook Guestbook/ laurenwittmann/ Apr 13, 2017

    No matter how many times I've been to the forks there is always something new to do! If you're visiting Winnipeg for the first time The Forks is kind of a must see!

  • Interesting
    guestBook Guestbook/ b-marshall/ Feb 15, 2016

    It's always fun to just walk around, whether it be outside enjoying nature and various spots, or inside, looking through the large variety of shops and choosing to eat some of the large selection of delicious foods

  • Cold Wintertime in Canada
    guestBook Guestbook/ Sarah97/ Mar 13, 2015 Cold Wintertime in Canada

    This picture was made in Winnipeg, Manitoba and it shows me experiencing the first cold winter in my whole life, because I have never known how cold -30°C are.

  • The Life Lessons in Skating
    guestBook Guestbook/ kel888/ Feb 27, 2015 The Life Lessons in Skating

    Skating at the Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba at night sums up my Canadian life from braving the cold as a Canadian to warming up by being surround by your friends and family. Skating depicts a journey of life and culture, as there are many paths at the forks that are all unique. One path leads to a hockey rink that makes me feel proud to be Canadian. Even though I cannot play hockey, I love cheering on the players. There is a bridge full of pretty lights that reminds me to appreciate all of the little details in life; it displays that the many little bright times in life shine against the darkness or negativity. It reminds me to be thankful for all of the positive aspects in my life. When I slip or think I am going to fall, my friends or family are always there to give me a hand. If I do fall, I just get back up again, reminding me to never give up despite all of the obstacles that may stand in my way. The skating paths may be smooth, but they can also be bumpy, which signifies the not everything is perfect. The people skating are of all different cultures and skill levels, which makes seeing all of these different people remind me the multiculturalism of Canada. Skating to me signifies the lessons of life. Although skating may not be the perfect event, as it is rough ice, the wind is cold, and ankles begin to tire, it means making the best of what there is. Winnipeg, Manitoba may have the many aspects to complain about, but with a positive outlook, it can be feel like the heart of Canada.

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NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ madiedwards/ Nov 8, 2017
  • Favourite activity at the Forks
    guestBook Guestbook/ madiedwards/ Nov 8, 2017 Favourite activity at the Forks

    Nuit Blanche was super cool this year. The forks was neat to tour around while witnessing works of art all around

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ TheRivistos/ Aug 25, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Pamelak/ Jun 2, 2017
  • Vantage Point
    guestBook Guestbook/ Pamelak/ Jun 2, 2017 Vantage Point

    It's a great view from the observation tower down at The Forks

  • Gathering place
    guestBook Guestbook/ Aburgin/ Apr 30, 2017

    I loved how it really lived up to its name as the meeting spot. Everyone from families and friends were using this place as a gathering place.

  • A must see
    guestBook Guestbook/ laurenwittmann/ Apr 13, 2017

    No matter how many times I've been to the forks there is always something new to do! If you're visiting Winnipeg for the first time The Forks is kind of a must see!

  • Interesting
    guestBook Guestbook/ b-marshall/ Feb 15, 2016

    It's always fun to just walk around, whether it be outside enjoying nature and various spots, or inside, looking through the large variety of shops and choosing to eat some of the large selection of delicious foods

  • Cold Wintertime in Canada
    guestBook Guestbook/ Sarah97/ Mar 13, 2015 Cold Wintertime in Canada

    This picture was made in Winnipeg, Manitoba and it shows me experiencing the first cold winter in my whole life, because I have never known how cold -30°C are.

  • The Life Lessons in Skating
    guestBook Guestbook/ kel888/ Feb 27, 2015 The Life Lessons in Skating

    Skating at the Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba at night sums up my Canadian life from braving the cold as a Canadian to warming up by being surround by your friends and family. Skating depicts a journey of life and culture, as there are many paths at the forks that are all unique. One path leads to a hockey rink that makes me feel proud to be Canadian. Even though I cannot play hockey, I love cheering on the players. There is a bridge full of pretty lights that reminds me to appreciate all of the little details in life; it displays that the many little bright times in life shine against the darkness or negativity. It reminds me to be thankful for all of the positive aspects in my life. When I slip or think I am going to fall, my friends or family are always there to give me a hand. If I do fall, I just get back up again, reminding me to never give up despite all of the obstacles that may stand in my way. The skating paths may be smooth, but they can also be bumpy, which signifies the not everything is perfect. The people skating are of all different cultures and skill levels, which makes seeing all of these different people remind me the multiculturalism of Canada. Skating to me signifies the lessons of life. Although skating may not be the perfect event, as it is rough ice, the wind is cold, and ankles begin to tire, it means making the best of what there is. Winnipeg, Manitoba may have the many aspects to complain about, but with a positive outlook, it can be feel like the heart of Canada.

The Forks is a historic site, meeting place and green space in Downtown Winnipeg located at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River. For at least 6000 years, the Forks has been the meeting place for early Aboriginal peoples, and since colonization has also been a meeting place for European fur traders, Métis buffalo hunters, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants.
Today, framed by the banks of the two rivers, The Forks is Winnipeg’s number one tourist destination with more than four million visitors annually.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, The Forks is a must for a stunning array of dining experiences, incomparable shopping, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site’s natural, historic and man-made features.

1 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2049426302
http://www.theforks.com/
Le comptoir de renseignements de Parcs Canada : Le 15 mai au 5 sept. 2017 Ouvert tous les jours De 9 h à 17 h; Parks Canada Info Desk: May 15 - Sept. 4, 2017 Open 7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm
@TheForks
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