If you thought that The Forks Market was a typical, run of the mill shopping experience, then you obviously haven’t visited Distant Caravans. Distant Caravans is an open market style store front appropriately located at The Forks Market, a venue that is constantly expanding with a variety of unique businesses.
For the past 23 years, Tanya Parks and her family have provided Winnipeggers with a truly unique, eccentric and exotic store. The eclectic atmosphere and colourful wares transport customers to a foreign land. Visitors to the market often sit outside of Distant Caravans, basking in the mysterious and glamorous environment.
Distant Caravans is located in the loft of The Forks Market and specializes in the sale of imports from North Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. The business started with Tanya and her family embracing their Gypsy roots and providing Winnipeggers with tarot card, palmistry and crystal ball readings.
As the business grew, so did the store’s inventory. Their inventory features art, antiques, antiquities, jewelry, books, clothing, belly dancing attire/accessories, furniture and other items you would find in a traditional eastern bazaar. If you’re looking for a one of a kind item or gift, this is the place to find it.
It is Tanya’s prerogative to provide Winnipeg with amazing items from around the world, expose Canadians to other cultures, and provide new Canadians with a remedy for homesickness. Due to the unique and high-end fashion of the items procured by Distant Caravans, museums and art dealers routinely buy and order pieces for their collections.
Distant Caravans is an innovative Forks Market destination, where a trendsetter like Tanya can provide her customers with quality products and an unforgettable cultural experience.