Attractions at The Forks

The Forks Market

The Forks Market

The Forks Market

The Forks Market is open to the public. Our hours will vary at this time. Please respect all physical distancing and health guidelines as established by provincial health authorities. Thanks for your patience. We've missed you.

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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

The Canadian Museum For Human Rights is open.

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Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre

Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre

Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre

Temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Due to the most current information provided from official health agencies, we have decided to cancel the remainder of our 2019-2020 season shows. MTYP Theatre School has cancelled Spring Session classes due to the COVID-19 crisis. At this time, we have also cancelled Summer Studio, Urinetown and our Extra-Curricular play and musical. Please note that our facility is also currently closed to public access.

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The Forks National Historic Site

The Forks National Historic Site

The Forks National Historic Site

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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The Children's Museum

The Children's Museum

The Children's Museum

Manitoba Children’s Museum To Close Until Further Notice With the health and safety of our visitors in mind, and in light of recommendations from public health authorities, the Children’s Museum will be temporarily closed to the public due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19. All bookings and special events are also being suspended.

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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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CN Stage and Field

CN Stage and Field

CN Stage and Field

CN Stage and Field are the epicentre for many of Winnipeg’s finest concerts and events.

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Niimaamaa

Niimaamaa

Niimaamaa

Niimaamaa is a word recognized by Cree, Ojibwe, and Metis speakers as “My mother.” Niimaamaa is a stylized sculpture of a pregnant woman that represents motherhood, Mother Earth and new beginnings. 

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Niizhoziibean

Niizhoziibean

Niizhoziibean

Niizhoziibean, the southernmost point of The Forks means two rivers in Ojibway and honours our city’s Indigenous heritage and its prominent place alongside the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. 

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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 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.

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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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.

Parks Canada Playground

Parks Canada Playground

Parks Canada Playground

Parks Canada brings The Forks’ history to life through the one-of-a-kind playground.

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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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Trolley Co. Tours

Trolley Co. Tours

Trolley Co. Tours

Starting at The Forks Market, the Winnipeg Trolley Company tours take you to over 90 sites across the city on the Winnipeg City Tour, the Ale Trail Brewery Tour, and the Trolley of Terror Ghost Tour.

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