A meeting place for thousands of years, The Forks is now Winnipeg’s go-to attraction, housing shops, restaurants, family fun, and scenic natural spaces. Tucked within this lively gathering point are small hideaways with big views.
The balcony, which can be accessed from the second floor of The Forks Market shows off the Assiniboine River, the grounds below bustling with activity, and a city skyline. In the Market, past charming shops and locally owned restaurants, jostle through the crowds up to the viewing platform. Dare to stand near the edge and keep an eye out for Union Station, trains passing on adjacent railways, tall buildings lining the downtown skyline, and greenery weaving throughout. Inside the Market, get an aerial perspective onto the vibrant scene as visitors dine, shop and take in entertainment by local performers and artists.
Opposite The Forks, across the Esplanade Riel, a pedestrian bridge designed by Étienne Gaboury, onlookers can view the modern design of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with a backdrop of downtown architecture. Across the street, on the Northwest corner tucked off Tache Avenue, a small riverside area with picnic tables serves as the perfect spot to break away for lunch al fresco or a moment of Zen.