Delve 6,000 years into the past at Winnipeg’s “Meeting Place” while soaking up the bustling ambience. Learn how two great rivers at the heart of the continent connected the prairies to the world and drew in trappers and traders from lands far away. Discover how a way of life changed for the Indigenous peoples who traded, socialized, camped and fished here for generations. Trace the tracks of the railroad as it forged a path that changed the world once again.

April 4: A portion of the Variety Heritage Adventure Park at the Forks National Historic Site will be closed for construction. While fencing is designed to protect visitors, parents with young kids are asked to be attentive of any construction crews operating in the area during the weeks ahead.
March 2: The Riverwalk is closed due to flooding until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information please call 204-983-6757.

Featured things to do

6,000 Years in 60 Minutes!

Discover The Forks' hidden history! Take a 6,000-year journey with a Parks Canada interpreter and uncover what lies beneath your feet.

Capture your student’s imaginations with The Fork’s school programs!

History takes on new meaning for students! You and your students can discover The Forks’ past first-hand, through one of our Manitoba curriculum-based programs and activities.

Find your red chair moment… at The Forks!

Discover the red chairs at The Forks – the perfect spot to take it all in. t’s time to connect! With history - with friends and family. Take your photo and share it with us!

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the lockage permit

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.

Get your free 2017 seasonal lockage permit

Canada 150

Hours of operation

Parks Canada Info Desk:
April 3 - May 14, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
9 am - 5 pm

May 15 - Sept. 4, 2017
Open 7 days a week
9 am - 5 pm

Complete schedule


Free admission. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 204-983-6757
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888