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Main Neighborhoods of Winnipeg

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There are 12 main neighborhoods in Winnipeg. The following is a list with some basic information of each.

 

Assiniboine South

Winnipeg’s wealthiest area. Has many nicd, big houses with lots of land, all just 10 minutes from downtown. With so much money in the area, there’s many things to ro including golf, tennis, etc. as well as Assiniboine Park.

 

You don’t have to be a millionaire to live here, as the area also features high-rise apartments with sweeping views of the city. Charleswood also has a continually growing culinary scene, while just south of Tuxedo you’ll find many shopping places such as Seasons of Tuxedo, the Outlet Mall, IKEA and much more. 

 

 

St. James-Assiniboia

A place that has no shortage of shops, restaurants, and a mix of nice neighborhoods that run al8ng the Assiniboine River (and are thereby more pricey) or further north into nice quite streets that have many parks. The area is a mix of high class (like the St. Charles Country Club area) to middle class (most other areas of St. James), to more working class (the areas in and around the Winnipeg Airport).

 

There’s plenty of things to do in the area, including family activities in the businesses located throughout its strip malls, while history lovers will love locations like Grant’s Old Mill, to The Living Prairie Museum, a huge area that preserves the region’s original flora replete with walking trails and all kinds of wildlife, particularly bird species like small raptors. The area is also home to Assiniboia Downs horse racing track and the Red River Ex in summer.

 

 

Inkster

Located in the north-west of the city, Inkster continues to become more and more vibrant, despite having a few industrial areas and some main busy roads. 

 

It has a large and proud Filipino population. Thus, the area of course has no shortage of Pinoy cuisine along with several nice parks and plenty of athletic facilities. Real estate wise, it’s a great market to get into as you can buy a large two-storey, three bath house for well under $300k.

 

 

Point Douglas

One of Winnipeg’s oldest neighbourhoods and now a designated National Historic Site of Canada. It has many century-old houses. It’s located just outside of downtown, mainly hugging the Red River with a mix of industrial areas, residential streets, and the somewhat poorer drag of Main Street just north of the iconic Portage and Main Intersection.

 

Admittedly, the neighborhood did fall on some harder times, but these days it's on the verge of a bit of a Renaissance, with great deals to be had on homes that are brimming with turn of the 20th century character, along with the fact you are just steps from the handsome Exchange District with its many restaurants, theater and cafes. 

 

Point Douglas also contains several high-rise apartments, many of which house new immigrant families who continue to take great pride in their new neighbourhood, adding a vibrancy that has been lacking over the past three decades. The area also has historically had a large Indigenous population, which continues today with around one-third of the populous being First Nations. To celebrate this, the area has several places of note, namely Thunderbird House, a gorgeous building that looks like an eagle that is home to a non-profit and surrounded by teepees, along with many striking murals that depict its Indigenous roots.

 

 

Seven Oaks

Located just north of downtown, straddling the Red River and Main Street, the Seven Oaks area is filled with many parks (the largest of which is Kildonan Park), home to the famed Rainbow Stage, and many good residential areas with many great restaurants. 

 

The neighbourhood used to be a popular place for Ukrainian immigrants, which still has a strong community there. Yet, you'll still see many other immigrant communities there. Given the area's history, you’ll find a few good museums in that area, while many of the houses are very nice with good yards and quiet streets. 

 

 

River East

Located north-east of the city, River East is a mostly wealthier neighbourhood filled with big houses with large yards. There's also many sports facilities, fields, and parks. The area is home to a large population of second-generation central and western Europeans.

 

The area is great for dogs owners as Kilconan Park is the city’s largest off-leash dog park. There are many golf courses such as Harbour View Golf Course, Rossmere Golf and Country Club, etc. Some of the many large parks include Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park, Gateway Park, and Paufeld Park. This area is great for outdoor trails.

 

 

Transcona

This neighborhood used to be a little town which was founded in 1912 to service the Grand Truck Railway. It was incorporated into the city in the 60s. The neighborhood still has its own unique identity which feels like a small town, with a couple brick storefronts lining the walkable main drag. Given the area's historic ties to the railroads (it is still the home of a CN rail-yard), you'll find multiple murals on its buildings celebrating this history, while the Transcona Museum depicts this history with railway artifacts.

 

Transcona is a working-class neighbourhood filled with families and older couples (the last census had 60 per cent of residents listed as legally married) living primarily in good-sized houseswith some larger apartment buildings. Transcona is sometimes referred to as “Park City,” as it has a large amount of trails and parks. It has a big commercial centre on Regent home to some great restaurants like Gaijin Izakaya and the Club Regent Casino. Real estate prices are slightly lower than the city average, with medium-sized front and back lawns.

 

 

 

St. Boniface

Known as Winnipeg’s French Quarter, St. Boniface is the place where French is the most spoken. replete with signage en français. Just across the river from downtown, it has a lot of history, with some good museums and the gravesite of Louis Riel. 

 

The area is also home to Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada's largest winter festival, which takes place every February at Fort Girbaltar. St. B's two main drags, Provencher Boulevard and Marion Street, house some of Winnipeg's finest restaurants, bars, bakeries and cafes featuring French fare (of course, with many owned by bakers who moved here from France) along with one of the city's cutest spots, Dwarf no Cachette, whose owners have brought a piece of their home city of Tokyo to Winnipeg.

 

Off of the main streets are some great residential areas with house prices that are a bit more expensive. The Seine River cuts through the area running and is surrounded by parklands, including the famed Bois-des-Esprit. The further south you go, the more large suburbs you'll find, including the ever-growing and high-priced Sage Creek and the more-80s/90s Island Lakes. Many quality golf courses are also found throughout the area, namely Niakwa and Southland.

 

 

St. Vital

St. Vital is an big area in the south-central area of the city. The area was first settled back in 1822 with a few wood buildings,  including the still-standing Riel House National Historic Site, and has since grown to have many suburbs with mansions, smaller houses, and apartments. 

 

Some of St. Vital’s most charming and/or pricy neighbourhoods include Kingston Row, which is surrounded by the Assiniboine River and River Park South, a suburb featuring large homes. The area features one of Winnipeg’s largest malls, St. Vital Centre, along with lots of parks, green spaces, trails, and countless amenities including one of Winnipeg’s finest wine shops, Banville and Jones.

 

St. Vital has become a culinary hotbed over the years, particularly for Italian with the ever-popular Santa Ana Pizzeria – where reservations should be made a month in advance, and the super hip Harth, whose rustic plates and chic design have made it a destination restaurant.

 

 

Fort Garry

Just south of downtown on Portage Avenue. It contains some of the city’s most-expensive homes on South Drive, along the Red River and leads has many private schools.

 

Has some big parks including Wildwood Park and King's Park. The main area is on Pembina Hwy and contains all manner of cuisine in its distinct strip malls including some of the city’s best Chinese and Korean restaurants and markets.

 

Pembina also has University of Manitoba Campus, home to Investors Group Field where the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Valour FC play, along with all massive stadium shows. Neigbourhoods run alongside both sides of Pembina offering a range of housing prices from smaller houses in Fort Garry proper, to large multi-storey homes in the older area of Whyte Ridge and  Bridgewater, to farm-style houses down in St. Norbert, where the city meets the prairie. 

 

 

River Heights

Area south of the Assiniboine River near downtown where many of the houses are over one-hundred-year-old. River Heights is pretty posh. The homes closest to Wellington Crescent are older and generally larger (almost all mansions), while the further south you get the more affordable it becomes. with many cool little nooks that surround parks and are quite to traffic. 

 

The are is known for its chic shopping around Corydon, which is studded with patios and bars, and Grant which is the busiest of the lot, and home to Grant Park Mall. It has many great culinary districts, particularly around Stafford, Osborne Village, and Riverview (aka South Osborne) awhich provide a range of outstanding options. Riverview is perhaps the most-affordable area in River Heights but the place continues to grow in price due to the excellence of South Osborne, a district that has become a culinary and live music destination.

 

 

Downtown

Downtown Winnipeg, located right into he middle of the city, is very diverse. For starters, it’s home to the SHED (Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District), which has the brand new True North Square – a collection of towers featuring a hotel and residence. 

 

It has many restaurants, bars, and entertainment areas such as a Hargrave Street Market, Bell MTS Place (which has many concerts and home of the Winnipeg Jets). Also has many office buildings and the locally famous Exchange District, a National Historic Site filled with fanciful brick buildings that house some of the city’s best restaurants, galleries and cafes.

 

Many apartments downtown in the range from the high 300s to over 500k. The Exchange is also our theatre district, while summer brings countless patios that dot the tree-lined sidewalks. Right beside the Exchange is our little Chinatown, whose charming few blocks contain a tranquil public garden and excellent dim sum.

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