The Forks is in Manitoba, in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. VIA Rail operates a service from most major cities to the nearby 100 year old Union Station. Winnipeg is easily reached by road, just under three hours’ drive east from Brandon, Manitoba and a 2.5 hour drive north from Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. Plan to spend a few hours exploring the historic site and market, longer if you’re attending a special event.

Getting here

By vehicle
The Forks National Historic Site is located in the centre of Winnipeg can and can easily be accessed by private vehicle.

By bus
Winnipeg Transit offers bus service to The Forks. The closest stop is #10907. Stops #10641 and #10625 at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway (Union Station) are also a short walk away. For route and schedule information, contact Winnipeg Transit.

Free admission. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Quick facts

  • Winnipeg’s ‘meeting place’ at the junction of the Red and the Assiniboine Rivers.
  • The Forks has been a meeting place for people for more than 6,000 years.
  • The Forks was home to the first European settlement in Western Canada and it would go on to become the cradle of the province of Manitoba and grow to become the now-sprawling city of Winnipeg.