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About Winnipeg | Things To Do And See

The Forks

Off of Main Street
between the Red River
and Provencher Blvd.
telephone: 1-888-942-6302

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The Forks Market Hours of Operation:
SUMMER (July 1 until Labour Day Long Weekend)
Daily 9:30am to 9:00pm and Sundays 9:30am to 6:30pm
OTHER (After Labour Day Long Weekend - June 30)
Daily 9:30am to 6:30pm except for Fridays 9:30am to 9:00pm

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The Forks, a meeting place for over 6000 years, is found at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers and is now a National Historic Site.


The first known general store was opened in this area in 1862 by Henry McKenny. The modern day 9 acre Forks Market began in 1987 when the city of Winnipeg took over the old CNR warehouse yards that were located in the heart of downtown.


At The Forks, restaurants and cafes overlook the confluence Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The Forks is a perfect to relax and enjoy the scenery or watch the people going by. There is lots of entertainment to appreciate such as music or buskers that can be found on any corner, inside or out. Specialty clothing, groceries, crafts and more inside The Forks main building, Johnston Terminal or on the grounds.

Take a ride up to the top of the 6 story observation tower and get a spectacular view of the area.


At The Forks you can catch a water taxi and ride it to the Parliament Buildings, of just as a tour of the river.

Canada's largest Children's Museum 924-4000 is found at The Forks. Inside you can drive a 1910 passenger car, see how a 1952 diesel engine works, broadcast today's news or climb an oak tree. Programs are offered each weekend.