The Forks National Historic Site

Programming at The Forks is over for the season, but the site remains open for visitors to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!

The Forks National Historic Site will soon begin accepting reservations for 2024 school programs. Please check back regularly for updates and exciting changes to the school programming!

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.

The Forks National Historic Site is on Treaty No. 1 territory: the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis.

Featured things to do

Where Our Stories Meet

Take our new guided tour at The Forks as we cover the history of First Nations, settlers and Métis Nation in Manitoba.

One Heart, Two Rivers, Four Directions

Join us for One Heart, Two Rivers, Four Directions, a tour exploring Indigenous connections to The Forks.

Fort Parka

Join Parks Canada at The Forks this summer to play, learn and explore with Parka.

Services and information

Activities and experiences

Things to do, tours, calendar of events, school programs, volunteering, playground and splash pad.

Culture and history

Natural heritage, history and artifacts.

Stewardship and management

Film permits, photography permits, contact and management plan.

Safety and guidelines

Visitor alerts and drone usage.


Free admission, program fees, site and facility use fees and more.

Plan your visit

How to get here, fees, hours of operation, facilities and services, meeting and event rentals.

Contact The Forks National Historic Site

General inquiries:
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Phone number: 204-927-7874
Email address:

For emergencies within the national historic site:
Phone number: 911

Hours of operation

Parks Canada Information Desk in the Travel Manitoba Information Centre:

Sept. 5 to Oct. 23
Thursday to Monday: 10 am to 5 pm

The Forks National Historic Site’s grounds are open year-round. The Forks’ facilities and grounds are also available for rental. Please call Phone number: 204-927-7874.

Complete schedule

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Riel House National Historic Site

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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Standing on the bank of the Red River for more than 180 years, Lower Fort Garry tells inspiring tales of innovation, discovery and struggle. Chat with a 19th century Red River settler and immerse yourself in the daily life of the Fort’s inhabitants.

St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Site

Learn about the significance of the St Andrew’s Rectory, an excellent example of mid-19th century Red River Hudson’s Bay Company architecture. Imagine the day to day lives of the Reverend and his Red River settler parishioners in the 1800s.

Riding Mountain National Park

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Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex National Historic Site

Canada’s last remaining early 1930s-style national parks entrance, the East Gate Registration Complex stands as a carefully maintained example of this form of traditional architecture.

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