Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Oral History Walking Tour

The Forks has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Throughout that history, there have been stories of how this site has been used from river transportation, to a train yard, to a tourist destination. Many of these stories, both historic and more recent, have only been shared through the tradition of oral story telling. That's why we've started the Oral History Walking Tour at The Forks, to continue to share and pass along these amazing stories.

Every Wednesday in July, join us at 10 a.m. for a FREE 90 minute walking tour. Led by two Aboriginal elders, this tour begins at the entrance of St. Boniface Cathedral and takes you across the Esplanade Riel to The Forks site. As you walk, you will discover the rich history of Manitoba’s Aboriginal people through stories, legends and Forks monuments.

There is no registration for the tour and it is suitable for all ages.


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Elder Clarence's stories were informative and beautiful. It was my first experience with the oral tradition and I hope you will host more events like this in the future :)

  2. Enjoyable tour! I also enjoyed my tour to rum├Žnien rejser !