You’ll want to spend at least an afternoon exploring The Forks
, the 23-hectare (56-acre) site located where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet. With a history dating back 6,000 years, The Forks has long been a favorite meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Today the site is home to big-name Winnipeg attractions like the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR)
, but you’ll also find some off-the-beaten-path spots. For starters, we recommend taking a waterfront stroll on the River Walk (open in summer), checking out the restored rail cars near The Forks Market food hall, browsing aboriginal art and gifts in Johnston Terminal and crossing the Historic Rail Bridge to see a colorful mural and the “Niimaamaa” sculpture.