The Forks National Historic Site of Canada

The Forks has been a place to meet, explore, and play for over 6,000 years. The site has been used continuously over time for transportation, trade, and settlement. Its strategic location at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers connected it to a vast continental network of water routes.

Today, The Forks National Historic Site is still Winnipeg's "Meeting Place". There are countless activities for you and your family. Play in Fort Parka or discover the storied history of The Forks on a guided tour.

TOURS AND PROGRAMS (May - September)
Where Our Stories Meet: Discover The Forks' hidden history! Take a 6,000-year journey with Parks Canada interpreters and uncover what lies beneath your feet. Through curious objects and colourful characters, the history of The Forks comes to life in this easy one-hour walking tour.

School programs and group programs are available from May to September for all age groups. Call (204) 947-9236 for more information.

Hold your ceremony at the Amphitheatre on the bank of the Red River, a Canadian Heritage River, overlooking the historic St. Boniface Cathedral, or find the perfect grove of trees in one of our green spaces for a more intimate event. Call (204) 947-9236 for more information.
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided package/tour
  • Manitoba History
  • Provincial Heritage Site
  • Self-guided tour
  • Service in French
  • National Historic Site