Academy Road

Academy Road is a famous street, it was named after St. Mary’s Academy, a private girls’ school, located south of Mary’s Academy. Academy Road is known for its high end boutiques and gift shops. It has one of the best wines and chocolate shops. 

Corydon Avenue (Little Italy)

Corydon Avenue and its surrounding neighbourhood is one of the city’s hot spots for shopping, dining or an afternoon of people watching at one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants dotting the avenue. Corydon Avenue comes alive during warm summer evenings as crowds of people gather to meet, greet and to have some of the best food, gelati, and sushi in the city.


Downtown Winnipeg is centred around Portage Avenue and Main Street. Portage Avenue is the city’s busiest thoroughfare. Winnipeg Square, the MTS Centre, Portage Place, and the flagship store of The Bay are all located on the downtown section of this street. On Main Street are Winnipeg’s City Hall, Union Station, The Manitoba Museum, the Planetarium, the Centennial Concert Hall and the Winnipeg Railway Museum.

Exchange District

The Exchange District is a National Historic Site in the downtown area of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Exchange District today thrives as one of Winnipeg’s commercial and cultural centers. Winnipeg’s theatre district is also located in the Exchange District, home to the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Centennial Concert Hall. Old Market Square is also in the Exchange which hosts the Jazz Winnipeg Festival and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.

The Forks

The Forks is a historic site and meeting place in Downtown Winnipeg located at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River. The Forks Market contains many specialty food shops, fresh fruit and vegetables, and many ethnic shops. There are often buskers in and around the Forks. Attractions include the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival, one of the largest skateparks in Canada, the Esplanade Riel, the world’s longest skating trail (winter only), and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (opening September 21,2014)

Osborne North & South

Osborne Village has evolved into a neighborhood filled with character. It is Winnipeg’s most densely populated neighbourhood, voted the Best Place to Live in Uptown Magazine’s 2008 Best of List. Popular annual events include the Canada Day Festival. Osborne Village is home to one of Winnipeg’s most vibrant collection of stores and restaurants with over 175 businesses calling Osborne Village home.

River Heights 

A mostly residential area that includes Grant Park Shopping Centre and Academy Bowling Lanes. Academy Road offers the finest shops and services catering to the discriminating shopper, with designer-original fashions, toy and gift shops, bakeries, a specialty grocery store, coffee houses and restaurants, gourmet catered fare, a chocolatier, a gourmet food and wine store and much more.

St. Boniface (French Quarter)

Covering the southeast part of the city, it is home to the Franco-Manitoban community. It features such landmarks as the Cathédrale de Saint Boniface (St. Boniface Cathedral), Boulevard Provencher, the Provencher Bridge, Esplanade Riel, St. Boniface Hospital, the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface and the Royal Canadian Mint. Every February Le Festival du Voyageur takes place outdoors at Parc Whittier Park and Fort Gibraltar. Click to visit.