The Forks, located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Indigenous peoples traded at The Forks, followed by European fur traders, Scottish settlers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants.
Over the last 30 years, we have transformed this abandoned railyard into The Forks, Winnipeg’s foremost destination, with this set of goals in mind:
The Forks shall be developed as a meeting place a special and distinct, all-season gathering and recreational place at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, through a mixed-use approach including recreational, historical and cultural, institutional and supportive commercial uses.
Over 4 million visitors come to The Forks each year and more than 1,200 people work on this site. The Forks contributes over $126 million a year to the local economy, and is financially self-sufficient - we do not rely on government funding to operate.
The Forks is governed by a board made up of representatives appointed by the civic, provincial and municipal governments.
Come experience an exceptional array of dining options, fantastic local makers and retailers, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site’s natural, historic and built features.
The Forks Market
1 Forks Market Road
Market Building is open daily from 7am - 11pm
Select tenants may choose to open earlier or close later at their discretion. Please contact individual merchants for their hours of operation.
Holiday Hours – The Forks Market building is open all holidays, regular hours. Tenants are only closed on Christmas Day. NOTE: Hours are subject to change, seasonally.
25 Forks Market Road
Open daily 10am to 9pm
Take a 6,000-year journey with a Parks Canada interpreter and uncover what lies beneath your feet on a guided tour. Learn the fate of the four fur trading posts and hear the epic stories behind this meeting place. Through curious objects and colourful characters, the history of The Forks comes to life in this easy walking tour.
If you are a tour operator looking for group tours or an event planner looking for a unique outdoor green space in the heart of Winnipeg, please contact Parks Canada for more information.