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Spring Break at the Children's Museum

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 by The Forks Market

Anyone else out there tired of winter yet? Don’t get us wrong…we love Winnipeg in all its seasons and splendour, but after being so cold and snowy for so very long – come Spring Break, we say enough is enough, and we plan to break out of winter in a whirlwind week of fun! The Children’s...


Warming Huts through the eyes of Kate Busby 'Windshield' Warming Hut designer 2014

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 by The Forks Market

In only four short years, Warming Hut's - An Art+ Architecture Competition on Ice has become a internationally-recognized annual design competition, drawing close to 200 submissions each year. This is why, when my team got a phone call last October to...


Almond Tree Makes Valentine's Day Easy

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 by The Forks Market

Tucked away in The Forks Market is the iconic yellow canopy of Almond Tree. Almond Tree is celebrating its 25th anniversary with The Forks and we took a look to see what Valentine's...


Festival du Voyageur on the Red River Mutual Trail

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 by The Forks Market

February 14 to 17, join us at the Rendez-vous on Ice on the Red RiverMutual Trail, where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet, to celebrate Manitoba’s French heritage in style! There are many fun activities lined up for the first weekend of the...


Local Artists Bring Music to Warming Huts Along the Red River Mutual Trail

Posted on Feb 07, 2014 by The Forks Market

On Louis Riel Day Weekend last year along the frozen ice of the Assiniboine River, a dozen or so brave Manitoba musicians donned their best winter wear for an acoustic afternoon of live music at the innovative warming huts. Manitoba Music On Ice warmed up thousands of chilled...


Celebrating 25 Years with the Mini Donut Factory and Iceland Skate Rentals

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 by The Forks Market

There are few traditions Winnipegger's covet more than finishing up a day of skating at The Forks with a dozen mini donuts. The Mini Donut Factory was one of the first stores at The Forks and has been churning out mini donuts there for a whopping 25 years.


Pop-Culture Presents from Pylon

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by The Forks Market

If you have a particular teen or pop-culture buff to buy for look no further than The Forks Market. One store in particular is as unique as it’s name. Pylon is a pop-culture retailer that features many niche, funny, and quirky items. If you’re shopping for a peace loving Beatles fan,...


Eaton's Fairytale Vignettes

Posted on Dec 06, 2013 by The Forks Market

Many Winnipeggers share a favourite Christmas memory that involves a shopping trip to Eaton’s and a visit to the 9th floor annex to gaze with wonder at the Eaton’s Fairytale Vignettes. When Eaton’s closed its doors in 1999 a private citizen ensured the relocation of the delicate and...


Blow their minds this season with Forks Finds

Posted on Dec 02, 2013 by The Forks Market

Do you have a friend or special someone who is impossible to shop for? Generation Green at The Forks Market has amazing gift ideas to make it easier to buy for that difficult friend. For the Guy Who Has Everything: FreakR Bottle...


Warming Huts v.2014: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 by The Forks Market

Once again the Warming Huts v.2014: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has been a huge success. This competition, endorsed by the Manitoba Association of Architects, invited architects from all over the world to submit proposals for warming huts online at