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Welcome to Winnipeg

Winnipeg is Manitoba's capital and largest city. Located at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red rivers, the prairie city is surrounded by the natural beauty of the lakes and parks of the Canadian Shield.

Neighbourhood characteristics

Pet Friendly

Lively

Historic

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Nightlife

Downtown

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Early to Bed

Industry Hub

Bang For Your Buck

Tranquil

Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Fun facts

  • Lake Winnipeg is the world’s 11th largest freshwater lake.

  • The Winnipeg Art Gallery is one of Canada’s oldest public art galleries and hosts the largest collection of Inuit art.

  • Winnipeg was the namesake for Winnipeg the Bear, the bear that inspired A.A. Milnes’ classic series Winnie the Pooh.

  • All Canadian coins are made in Winnipeg at the Royal Canadian Mint.

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What to expect

A bustling prairie city boasting shopping, arts, sports, natural spaces, and a proud heritage.

What not to expect

Mild winters!


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Winnipeg

A hidden gem in the heart of Manitoba, Winnipeg combines historic charm with modern culture.

Winnipeg is Manitoba's capital and largest city. Located at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red rivers, the prairie city is surrounded by the natural beauty of the lakes and parks of the Canadian Shield. Winnipeggers enjoy plenty of access to natural spaces, and even boast a forested National Park within their city limits! Assiniboine Forest is also home to a spacious public park, a conservatory, an outdoor theatre, play equipment, and the famed Assiniboine Park Zoo.

The city has earned the nickname of the “Gateway to the West”, thanks to its railway and transportation centres. And as one of Canada’s most diversified economies, Winnipeg also benefits from strong activity in trade, manufacturing, health care, education, and social assistance. One of the largest employers of the area is the government alongside its government-funded institutions.


Winnipeg was named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2010 by Canadian Heritage, which isn’t surprising considering the city is home to 26 different National Historic Sites of Canada! One of which, The Forks, marks the historic gathering place at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, and is home to a public park, theatre pavilion, and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Winnipeg has a thriving cultural scene and is home to Canada’s oldest ballet company, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

As the coldest major city in Canada, Winnipeg has been playfully dubbed ‘Winterpeg’. However, during the wintertime Winnipeggers embrace the chilly temperatures. With events and activities including snow canoe races, distinctly Canadian games like Crokicurl (a combination of crokinole and curling), and the longest naturally occurring outdoor skating path, winter is one of the best times of the year! Areas like the Exchange District, Osborne Village, and The Forks are the cultural heart of the city, boasting trendy art galleries, a thriving live music scene, traditional and artisanal crafts, and plenty of nightlife. Festivals such as Folklorama, Festival du Voyageur, and the Winnipeg Jazz Festival draw locals and tourists alike. As a historic meeting place of cultures, Winnipeg’s diversified community has led to distinct dishes like hot smoked fish, schmoo torte, and wafer pie. The strong influence of First Nations cultures makes Winnipeg one of the best places in the world to enjoy modern takes on traditional treats, such as bison burgers on a bannock-style bun.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

A bustling prairie city boasting shopping, arts, sports, natural spaces, and a proud heritage.

Winnipeggers enjoy plenty of access to natural spaces, and even boast a forested National Park within their city limits! Assiniboine Forest is also home to a spacious public park, a conservatory, an outdoor theatre, play equipment, and the famed Assiniboine Park Zoo.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

Mild winters!

Playfully nicknamed ‘Winterpeg’, winters in Winnipeg are notoriously cold and snowy.

THE MARKET:

Winnipeg is composed of a scenic blend of single family homes, townhouses, and apartments.

From downtown condominiums to stately homes in the countryside, Winnipeg has a housing option for every lifestyle.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

The unique flavours of Winnipeg cuisine.

As a historic meeting place of cultures, Winnipeg’s diversified community has led to distinct dishes like hot smoked fish, schmoo torte, and wafer pie. The strong influence of First Nations cultures makes Winnipeg one of the best places in the world to enjoy modern takes on traditional treats, such as bison burgers on a bannock-style bun.

THE LIFESTYLE:

Winnipeg may be chilly, but it has a thriving cultural scene including music, festivals, shops, and more.

With events and activities including snow canoe races, distinctly Canadian games like Crokicurl (a combination of crokinole and curling), and the longest naturally occurring outdoor skating path, winter is one of the best times of the year! Areas like the Exchange District, Osborne Village, and The Forks are the cultural heart of the city, boasting trendy art galleries, a thriving live music scene, traditional and artisanal crafts, and plenty of nightlife. Festivals such as Folklorama, Festival du Voyageur, and the Winnipeg Jazz Festival draw locals and tourists alike.

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Winnipeg boasts over 26 different National Historic Sites of Canada.

Winnipeg was named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2010 by Canadian Heritage, which isn’t surprising considering the city is home to 26 different National Historic Sites of Canada! One of which, The Forks, marks the historic gathering place at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, and is home to a public park, theatre pavilion, and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Winnipeg has a thriving cultural scene and is home to Canada’s oldest ballet company, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

This diverse city attracts families and professionals from around the world.

Winnipeg is home to one of the largest populations of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in Canada.

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Winnipeg Neighbourhoods

Winnipeg contains 0 districts and 237 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Winnipeg to find the one that’s perfect for you.