I walked to the Forks and back this afternoon (about 1.5km each way from my hotel).
It's a historical site downtown. For at least 6,000 years, it has been the meeting place for early aboriginal peoples, and since colonization has also been a meeting place for European fur traders, Métis buffalo hunters, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants. On the grounds today, there is a market with vendors, shops and restaurants, visitors' information centre, theatre, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a hotel, a railway museum and outdoor space.
Despite the cold (it was -21C but felt like -30C with the windchill), there were lots of people around either walking or skating on the rink or on the Red River. I walked along the River for a while.