Winnipeg Districts & Neighbourhoods
Located downtown and facing the river, the 56-acre area known as The Forks is a popular meeting place with its parks, promenades, sculptures and more attractions. The area is also home to the Forks Market, which features an array of shops and fresh foods.
Bordered on two sides by the Red River, Norwood is a beautiful riverfront district, with Lyndale Park on both the west and south sides.
The heart of French speaking Winnipeg, Saint Boniface proudly supports French Canadian heritage. While some areas have been renovated, others (such as Old St Boniface) have retained their original turn of the century charm.
Fort rouge developed out of farm land in the 1880s, when a bridge was built across the Assiniboine River, and became Winnipeg's first suburb. Many of the city's affluent citizens lived here, and with the addition of the Park Line streetcar came the middle class.
So named because of the espresso bars and pizzerias that found their way here, Winnipeg's Little Italy is one of the more distinctive districts in the city. Plenty of shopping and cafes draw crowds to the well manicured streets where the main attraction is some of the finest dining in Manitoba's capital city.
Business is booming in downtown Winnipeg, where tall buildings mingle with restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and more.
Known as the bohemian centre of Winnipeg, Osborne Village is home to a vast array of lifestyles, both student and professional. Close to the downtown, the district has seen much renovation over the years but retains an air of independance, where historic and modern blend.
Old Saint Boniface
Old St Boniface revels in French Canadian culture, and maintains the oldest buildings in Winnipeg. It is also home to the largest Oak log building in all of North America.
Winnipeg's West End is considered the international district, as it is full of shops and restaurants from around the world.
Affectionately known as Little Italy, Corydon Avenue is home to some of the city's most contemporary restaurants, as well as traditional Italian favourites. The avenue is the place to be seen in summer and the street bustles with many street-side patios.