The Forks has been a place to meet and explore 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. A traditional Aboriginal peoples stopping place, The Forks was also the site of Fort Rouge, Fort Gibraltar I, Fort Gibraltar II (later renamed Fort Garry), and Upper Fort Garry.
Today, The Forks National Historic Site is still Winnipeg’s “Meeting Place”. There are countless activities for you and your family. Play in the Variety Heritage Adventure Park or discover the 6,000-year history of The Forks on a guided tour. Try your hand as a detective and find the hidden geocache, or take a leisurely stroll along the scenic pathways.