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The Forks National Historic Site of Canada

Interpretive Programs and Guided Tours

For more information call 204-98-FORKS (204-983-6757) or email

Do you have a comment about a Parks Canada program at The Forks National Historic Site? Please contact us !

6,000 Years in 60 Minutes!

Parks Canada costumed interpreter shows couple artifacts Experience history first-hand
© Parks Canada / D. Harper

Discover The Forks' hidden history!

Take a 6,000-year journey with a Parks Canada costumed interpreter and uncover what lies beneath your feet. Learn the fate of the four fur trading posts and hear the epic stories behind this meeting place. Through curious objects and colourful characters, the history of The Forks comes to life in this easy walking tour.

Ticket sales and tour departures:
Parks Canada Information Desk inside the Explore Manitoba Centre at The Forks.

July 5 to August 31, Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am & 1:00 pm (English)
3:00 pm (French)

Programs offered weather permitting.

$3.90 adult
$1.90 youth
$3.40 senior
$9.40 family/group
(Prices subject to change)

Cache Me If You Can!

Cache Me If You Can! Cache Me If You Can!
© Parks Canada

High Tech History Hunts

Do you have what it takes to solve a history mystery at The Forks? Choose from two intriguing "cases":

  • Rails to Riches
  • Furs, Forts & Fast Food  

Using GPS technology and a self-guiding booklet, track down history at The Forks and locate a hidden geocache.

Kit rentals:
Explore Manitoba Centre – The Forks

May 16 to June 30, Friday to Monday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last rental at 3:00 pm)

July 1 to September 1, Monday to Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last rental at 3:00 pm)

Fee : $6.00 per kit (subject to change)

Here's what visitors have to say: 
Read a review of "Cache Me If You Can and Other Adventures at The Forks" on Canada's History blog!

Family Fun Programs at the Variety Heritage Adventure Park

Children playing on the colourful train in the Variety Heritage Adventure Park All aboard the Countess of Dufferin!
© Parks Canada

Join in the fun as a Parks Canada interpreter gets you involved in activities and games for you and your family!

July 3 to September 1, Thursday to Monday
10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Meet at the main entrance of the Adventure Park. All programs are FREE!

Programs are 30 minutes long (weather permitting).

Learn more about the Variety Heritage Adventure Park