The Exchange District is one of the most iconic and vibrant neighbourhoods in Winnipeg. This national historic site features an exceptional collection of heritage buildings built between 1880 and 1920. Nicknamed the “Chicago of the North”, the Exchange features more than 150 immaculate heritage buildings within 20-square-blocks. These buildings and tree-lined streets, which were once warehouses and “terra cotta skyscrapers” that housed financial institutions, have since become Winnipeg’s cultural hub, blanketed with restaurants, galleries, gourmet donut and coffee shops, hip clothing, lifestyle and design stores.
In Chinatown you’ll find a unique selection of shopping and dining experiences in Winnipeg’s historic Chinatown. Formed in 1909, this single-block neighbourhood is the spot to visit if your taste buds savour the flavours of Cantonese, Szechwan, Huaiyang and Shandong cuisine.
The Forks features an exceptional array of dining options, fantastic local makers and retailers, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site’s natural, historic and built features.
Point Douglas is one of Winnipeg's oldest neighbourhoods, designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. The area is 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 restaurants, theatre and cafes.
Central and Downtown both continue to benefit from redevelopment and rejuvenation efforts. The community's central location and affordable housing continues to attract single, one-person households.