Attractions at The Forks

The Forks Market

The Forks Market

The Forks Market

The Forks’ unique history is apparent in its bustling market. Originally two adjacent stables for competing rail companies circa early 1900, the horse stalls were joined together by a courtyard and bridges to create The Forks Market.

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Johnston Terminal

Johnston Terminal

Johnston Terminal

The four-storey Johnston Terminal, formerly a cold storage railway warehouse, is now home to a variety of unique specialty boutiques, stores, offices, café, and restaurant.

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Inn at The Forks

Inn at The Forks

Inn at The Forks

Inn at the Forks is the first and only hotel to be located at The Forks. Enjoy the warm hospitality at this spectacular hotel and its truly fantastic setting.

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Come see this stunning international architectural icon in Winnipeg. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the only Museum in the world devoted to human rights awareness and education.

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Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre

Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre

Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre

Open every day of the year, 9am – 5pm
P: (204) 927-7838

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Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

This nationally acclaimed professional theatre company is devoted solely to live theatre for young audiences. The theatre, located at The Forks, has an exciting full season of plays and is home to MYTP's outstanding theatre school.

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The Forks National Historic Site of Canada

The Forks National Historic Site of Canada

The Forks National Historic Site of Canada

Operated by Parks Canada, this 9.0 acre (3.63 hectare) picturesque riverside park looks across the Red River to historic St. Boniface.

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Winnipeg Railway Museum

Winnipeg Railway Museum

Winnipeg Railway Museum

View the first steam locomotive on the Canadian Prairies, The Countess of Dufferin.

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The Children's Museum

The Children's Museum

The Children's Museum

A fun family destination! Housed in the oldest surviving train repair facility in Manitoba, the Children’s Museum features twelve permanent galleries that spark kids’ creative learning.

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Oodena Celebration Circle

Oodena Celebration Circle

Oodena Celebration Circle

Near the convergence of the two rivers is a natural shallow amphitheatre known as the Oodena Celebration Circle.

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The Plaza at The Forks

The Plaza at The Forks

The Plaza at The Forks

The Plaza at The Forks is Canada’s best and largest urban skate plaza and bowl complex, and has had the distinction of being sought out by such prominent skaters as Tony Hawk and Bam Margera.

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Balance of Spirit Within

Balance of Spirit Within

Balance of Spirit Within

Balance of Spirit Within is a massive granite stone weighing about ten tonnes, estimated to be millions of years old. It features “hidden” images symbolizing the balance between mind, body and spirit embodying strength, beauty and wisdom.

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Broadway Promenade

Broadway Promenade

Broadway Promenade

The Broadway Promenade is the pedestrian connection between the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge to Union Station and Broadway Avenue.

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Festival Park and Stage

Festival Park and Stage

Festival Park and Stage

Festival Park and Stage are the epicentre for many of Winnipeg’s finest concerts and events.

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Peace Meeting Site

Peace Meeting Site

Peace Meeting Site

The Peace Meeting interpretive site along the Broadway Promenade pedestrian pathway is a landscaped resting area featuring Aboriginal and European elements reflecting the two cultures.

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Prairie Garden

Prairie Garden

Prairie Garden

At the heart of The Forks, The Prairie Garden is a lush tribute to Winnipeg’s prairie roots.

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Rail Cars

Rail Cars

Rail Cars

In keeping with the area’s railway history, two restored rail cars are housed outside The Forks Market. Historic Union Station, just steps away from the main Forks site, houses The Winnipeg Railway Museum featuring the Countess of Dufferin, the first steam locomotive on the Canadian Prairies, vintage rail cars and cabooses.

Riverwalk

Riverwalk

Riverwalk

One of the city’s jewels, The Assiniboine Riverwalk winds along the riverbanks from underneath Esplanade Riel all the way to the foot of the Manitoba Legislature. Featuring interpretive plaques concerning area history, the walk showcases a distinctive river’s eye view of central Winnipeg.

The Forks Historic Port

The Forks Historic Port

The Forks Historic Port

Rent a canoe or dock your vessel at the place where the York boats and sternwheelers of times long-past brought goods to forts and pioneer settlements.

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The Forks Historic Rail Bridge

The Forks Historic Rail Bridge

The Forks Historic Rail Bridge

The Forks Historic Rail Bridge marks the optimal spot to overlook meeting of the Assiniboine and the mighty Red Rivers. Originally built in 1888 and abandoned for many years until it was converted into its current state as a lighted crossing for pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters in the winter. Occasionally serving as an art gallery.

The Forks Market Plaza

The Forks Market Plaza

The Forks Market Plaza

Centrally located at the heart of The Forks, The Plaza as it is affectionately known by locals, is always a great place to meet.

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The Forks Market Tower

The Forks Market Tower

The Forks Market Tower

The pinnacle of The Forks Market is a six-storey high tower with a viewing platform that affords a dramatic view of the famed junction of the Assiniboine and Red rivers along with Winnipeg’s skyline. Heritage interpretive panels help visitors uncover the historical significance of The Forks and surrounding areas.

Wall Through Time

Wall Through Time

Wall Through Time

The Wall Through Time forms a graphic retelling of historic events that took place at The Forks throughout its 6,000-year history. The Path Through Time sculpture features two bronze shells and a limestone centrepiece.

Splash Dash Tour Boats

Splash Dash Tour Boats

Splash Dash Tour Boats

Scenic and historically informative half-hour tours of Winnipeg's downtown waterways departing from The Forks Historic Port.

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River Spirit Water Bus

River Spirit Water Bus

River Spirit Water Bus

Enjoy convenient river transportation to five city docks provided by Splash Dash Water Bus.

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Bee2gether Bikes

Bee2gether Bikes

Bee2gether Bikes

Rent a single, tandem, or other unique pedal-powered novelty bike from Bee2gether Bikes, located on the corner of Forks Market Road and Waterfront Drive (look for the yellow and black Boler camper).

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Variety Heritage Adventure Playground

Variety Heritage Adventure Playground

Variety Heritage Adventure Playground

Parks Canada and Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba have teamed up to bring The Forks’ history to life through the one-of-a-kind Variety Heritage Adventure Park.

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Public Orchard

Public Orchard

Public Orchard

The orchard contains 61 fruit trees including apple, apricot, cherry, pear and plum, and as many as 75 fruit bearing shrubs. In a few years the trees will bear fruit!

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Urban Garden

Urban Garden

Urban Garden

In collaboration with Citigrow, the Urban Garden contains vegetables and herbs to be harvested by the Inn at The Forks and integrated into their menu.

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Buskers

Buskers

Buskers

The Forks is a favourite haunt for buskers. Visitors will often find family entertainment at distinctively marked Busk Stops throughout the site and inside The Forks Market where their entertainment adds to the ambience.

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Alloway Arch

Alloway Arch

Alloway Arch

Donated to The Forks by The Winnipeg Foundation, the Alloway Arch commemorates banker William Forbes Alloway. He and his wife established the Winnipeg Foundation in 1921 with a donation of $100,000.

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