Meet Me At The Forks

July 12, 2015
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The Forks

An age-old meeting place in Winnipeg, Manitoba offers dining, shopping, entertainment and other attractions in a public space rich with history

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    jacquiegum
    July 12, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Not heard of The Forks! But what a gorgeous place Donna! And so much to do. The Bridge looks lie it’s calling you to come to the other side. This was fun…thanks

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      Donna Janke
      July 13, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Jacquie.

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    Lyn@thetravellinglindfields
    July 12, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    The Forks sounds like a great place to visit. We are in Canada right now and planning a return visit next year so we might put this on our itinerary. Thanks.

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      Donna Janke
      July 13, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Lyn, the Forks is one of the top tourist attractions in Winnipeg. If you do get here next year, we should arrange to meet up.

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    betsywuebker
    July 13, 2015 at 12:40 am

    This is an excellent use of waterfront and repurposing to honor the traditional meeting place. I love that it’s such a vibrant mix of activities and informative aspects. Well done, Winnipeg!

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      Donna Janke
      July 13, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Betsy, I’ve visited The Forks many times, for different reasons, and knew there was a lot there, but really came to appreciate the mix of activities when I wrote this post – there just seemed to be more and more to say,

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    Paula McInerney
    July 13, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I haven’t heard of The Forks and as a meeting place it looks perfect.

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      Donna Janke
      July 13, 2015 at 11:53 am

      It is a great meeting place, Paula.

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    yashajoy
    July 13, 2015 at 6:49 am

    I am a big fan of parks in the middle of a city, and The Forks seems to have it all – green spaces, market, recreation areas, museums and at the same time preserving the heritage of the site.
    Well done Winnipeg!

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      Donna Janke
      July 13, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Yasha, The Forks is popular with locals and tourists alike, but sometimes we locals may take it a bit for granted. It is a unique space.

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    Irene S. Levine
    July 13, 2015 at 9:24 am

    History, food, greenspace—looks like The Forks offers something for everyone!

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      Donna Janke
      July 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Irene, there certainly is something for everyone.

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    noelmorata
    July 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

    What a fun tour Donna, thanks for taking me on a first visit to this area, it really is lovely and the water views and clouds make it really perfect.

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      Donna Janke
      July 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Thanks Noel.

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    Kay Dougherty
    July 13, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    As much as I’ve become a real sissy about the cold I would love to try that frozen skating trail! Very interesting – I’ve never read about Winnipeg before and it looks charming.

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      Donna Janke
      July 14, 2015 at 9:32 am

      Kay, I’ve taken to spending the winters someplace warmer so I haven’t done the skating trail either. I would like to. The last couple of years they’ve had architectural competitions for the warming huts along the trail. There have been some interesting and unusual huts set up.

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    Josie
    July 14, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Hi Donna,
    So inviting. Wouldn’t it be fun to all meet at the Forks! Absolutely charming.
    Josie

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      Donna Janke
      July 14, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Josie, it would be fun to all meet at the Forks.

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    Nancie
    July 14, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Donna. This looks like a great place to spend the day. I love that view of the river. I was in Winnipeg back in the early 90s. I was working a conference, so didn’t have a lot of time to sight see. One of these days maybe I’ll get back.

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      Donna Janke
      July 15, 2015 at 8:28 am

      Nancie – The Forks is much different now than it was in the early 1990s. Development into what it is now had just started at that point.

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    Shelley
    July 14, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    The Forks looks like a great area! Nice to see they are accommodating all age groups with something for everyone. The Salsa dance lessons sound like a fun night out.

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      Donna Janke
      July 15, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Shelly, it is nice to find places that accommodate all ages.

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    carolcolborn
    July 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    There seems to be a lot to do at the Forks.To think many describe Winnipeg so differently. And, as usual,you carefully presented all the details!

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      Donna Janke
      July 16, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Thanks Carol. As I’ve said before, I think there is a lot to see and do in Winnipeg.

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    alison abbott
    July 17, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Great tour Donna. What comprehensive use they’ve made of the space at The Forks. Literally something for everyone. I love to see old historical buildings converted to new use, and I love that you’ve shared that history with us. I’m learning through your posts that Winnipeg offers a lot to see!

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      Donna Janke
      July 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Alison. I too like see historical buildings converted to new uses.

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    Fairlie
    July 17, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Very pretty spot! And it is soooo green. It’s great to have a window into northern hemisphere places where it’s summer, while we’re in the depths of winter here in Melbourne, Australia!

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      Donna Janke
      July 19, 2015 at 7:01 am

      Fairlie, and I like to read about summer in Australia when it’s winter here.

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    galanda23
    July 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I like The Forks. Have never seen this historic site, but just from your pictures and description I’d like to visit it. It seems it has a little of everything. Thank you for sharing this post and thank you for joining us for The Weekly Postcard.

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      Donna Janke
      July 19, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Thanks. Happy to be part of The Weekly Postcard.

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    Vlad
    July 18, 2015 at 1:01 am

    The Forks looks lovely, the historic site park seems like the perfect place to relax. Your photos are beautiful! 🙂

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      Donna Janke
      July 19, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Thanks Vlad. You’re right about relaxing – even with all the activities one can find at the Forks, it does feel relaxed.

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    NewLifeOnTheRoad (@NewLifeOnRoad)
    July 19, 2015 at 2:22 am

    What a beautiful place to explore – the playground would be the first place our boys would drag us to! Love looking over the river along the walkways, thanks for sharing “The Forks”

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      Donna Janke
      July 19, 2015 at 7:05 am

      When I see that playground, I wish either I was still a kid or my daughter was young again to bring her to it.

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    connier316
    July 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    The Forks looks like a great place to visit–such a variety of things to do.

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      Donna Janke
      July 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

      There is certainly a variety. Thanks for stopping.

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