Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Winnipeg

Be at the centre of it all in one great city! Winnipeg is the perfect combination of city living and a small-town feel. At the heart of Friendly Manitoba, Winnipeg has a population of 750,000, a thriving restaurant scene, and many diverse neighbourhoods: each with its own unique culture. It’s not hard to find fun in this ever-evolving hub.

Neighbourhood Stats

What You Should Know

705,444 as of the 2016 Census

Population Density:

Employment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:

Median resident age is 39

Internet and Phone Connectivity:
Reliable, high speed available

Utility Services Providers:
Manitoba Hydro, City Water

Landscaping Regulations:
No (area will vary)

Maintenance Regulations:
Yes (area will vary)

Pet-Friendly Neighborhood:

Closed Communities:

Energy Efficient Communities:

School Districts:
Public + Private Schools

Safety Level:

Street Infrastructure:

Privacy Level:
Medium (with location)

Noise Level:
Medium (with location)

Location & Map

Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba. It lies at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, 65 km southwest of Lake Winnipeg and 95 km north of the U.S. state of Minnesota. Winnipeg is the economic and cultural centre of Manitoba and is at the heart of the most populous metropolitan area in central Canada.

Fort-Rouge was established on the site in 1738 by the French voyageur La Vérendrye. It was followed later by Fort Gibraltar (built by the North West Company in 1810) and Fort Garry (Hudson’s Bay Company, 1821). These, together with the Red River Settlement (founded 1811–12) of Scottish colonists, formed the nucleus of the new city, the name of which was taken from that of Lake Winnipeg and derived from the Cree words win nipee (“muddy water”).

Neighbourhood Real Estate

About the Market

Attached home prices broke a historical record in July 2021 as strong sales in Winnipeg’s housing market helped buoy condo and attached home prices. Average home sold prices for all home types reached $355,653, a 7% increase year-over-year and a 4% decrease from June. Weaker Winnipeg home sales in July 2021 have decreased sales volume by 12% compared to July 2020, yet sales remained 7% higher than the 5-year monthly average. Higher than average sales volume is thanks to a stronger market for condos and attached properties, with both home types seeing a 5% and 4% month-over-month increase in sales.

Detached homes had an average sold price of $377,789, a 7% year over year increase from July 2020. Attached homes had an average sold price of $321,334, the highest level seen for attached homes in Winnipeg ever. Condo apartment average sold prices were $258,770 for July 2021.

Standard of Living

High Standard (with location)

Market Type

Buyers / Sellers

Housing Prices

Home prices between $59,000 to $11,000,000

Neighbourhood Highlights

What to Expect

As the largest city in the Canadian Prairies, Winnipeg is often affectionately referred to as the Heart of the Continent. Winnipeg’s long, cold winters mean that the city of almost one million people is also home to the slightly less-charming moniker of “Winterpeg”. However, despite the harsh winters that Winnipegers endure, their spirit and hospitality remains strong. This friendly and welcoming reputation is one of the main reasons why an increasing number of people have chosen to make Winnipeg their Canadian home.

Fall in Love

Winnipeg is one of the most culturally-rich cities in Canada. It is home to the recently opened Canadian Museum for Human Rights, as well as the Centennial Concert Hall, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the ever-popular Winnipeg Folk Festival.

In terms of sport, living in Winnipeg means that you’ll be sharing a city with the 2019 Canadian Football League (CFL) Gray Cup champions, the expertly-named Winnipeg Blue Bombers, while the city’s beloved Winnipeg Jets represent the city and wider region in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Finally, food lovers can sample the culinary delights offered up by the city’s significant immigrant communities in one of the many great Filipino, Indian, Japanese, and Scandinavian restaurants dotted across the city.

Outdoor Areas & Amenities

  • Day-cares
  • Elementary Schools
  • Middle Schools
  • High Schools
  • Elderly Nursing Homes
  • Police Stations
  • Fire Stations
  • Library Services
  • Parks
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Community Clubs
  • Food Markets
  • Bars + Restaurants
  • Family Neighbourhood
  • Natural Environment
  • Urban Communities
  • Suburban Communities
  • Large Lot Sizes (location dependent)
  • Close to Highways
  • Maintained Infrastructure
  • Places of Worship
  • Community Events

Neighbourhood Traffic Network

Commuting Time

With multiple routes for road and rail travel, along with an international airport, Winnipeg is a truly connected city. It’s easy to travel to and to destinations around the province and the world! Public transit options make it easy to commute in Winnipeg.

Average Commutes (In Minutes)


Lower Fort Garry Historic Site

International Airport

Grand Beach

Birds Hill Provincial Park

Whiteshell Provincial Park

More In The Neighborhood

Community Activities

This multicultural city hosts numerous annual festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama. Winnipeg was the first Canadian host of the Pan American Games. It is home to several professional sports franchises, including the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Canadian football), the Winnipeg Jets (ice hockey), Manitoba Moose (ice hockey), Valour FC (soccer), and the Winnipeg Goldeyes (baseball).

During Festival du Voyageur visit Voyageur Park to bask in the joviality of French Canadian culture. Every winter since 1970, Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg’s French quarter, is transformed into a winter paradise and becomes host to the largest winter festival in Western Canada, surrounded by great music, amazing foods and wondrous sights.

See world-class entertainment, enjoy delicious authentic cuisine, and view beautiful cultural displays during Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Experience Pavilions that will transport you around the world without leaving Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival has enjoyed tremendous growth since it was founded as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1988 and currently ranks as the second-largest event of its kind in North America. Every year the Winnipeg Fringe Festival welcomes over 170 companies from all over the world to present exciting independent theatre to appreciative audiences.

Neighbourhood School Districts

School Divisions

The educational system in Winnipeg is made up of 7 public school divisions: Louis-Riel, Pembina Trails, River East Transcona, Seven Oaks, St. James-Assiniboia, Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine and Winnipeg.  In addition to these public school divisions, there are several private school options available for families.

Neighbourhood Attractions

Top Family Areas

The Forks Market

The Forks, located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Over 4 million visitors come to The Forks each year to experience an exceptional array of dining options, fantastic local makers and retailers, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events.

Assiniboine Park  Zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo is an 80-acre  zoo at the west end of Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It has been best known for decades for its polar bear exhibit, of which the old enclosure was replaced in 2013 with Journey to Churchill.

Manitoba Children’s Museum

For the past two decades this has been a fun family destination in the heart of Winnipeg. The feature gallery is a fully restored 1952 diesel train inside the building that kids can explore.

Manitoba Museum

This museum is a fascinating place, with galleries depicting local history, culture, and geology through life-size exhibits such as a buffalo hunt, prehistoric creatures, pioneer life, pronghorn antelope, tepees and more!

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