Neighbourhoods

Welcome to the Neighbourhood!

Within the boundaries of Winnipeg are 236 neighbourhoods, which have been geographically defined as the smallest unit of division.  Approximately 186 of these can be considered residential, with the remainder classified as industrial neighbourhoods. Many have natural boundaries, such as roads, railroads, bridges and rivers. The average population of each of Winnipeg’s residential neighbourhoods is approximately 4,000 people.

Physically, a neighbourhood is a residential area with an appropriate mix of housing types, convenience type commercial facilities, transportation choices and—where appropriate—schools, recreation, library or park facilities.  However, Winnipeg’s neighbourhoods are much more than that.

Neighbourhoods are a large part of what makes up our ‘home’ and provides us with a sense of belonging. The opportunity to work together to identify local issues and develop successful solutions that sustain a healthy neighbourhood is a source of pride for many of our citizens. In a large city, local neighbourhoods are places to get to know other people, socialize and raise our children.

For many, choosing a neighbourhood to live in is based on identifying with the features that give the neighbourhood character. Many of Winnipeg’s neighbourhoods have a unique heritage and historic identity. Neighbourhoods throughout the city have significant heritage legacy resources that illustrate the broad range of Winnipeg’s historical development.

Learn More at Neighbourhoods of Winnipeg (NOW)

The Neighbourhoods of Winnipeg (NOW) web portal provides a means for the City of Winnipeg to communicate about our neighbourhoods with our residents, visitors, community groups, local and prospective businesses, and the rest of the world. The data made available through the site is intended to assist in the planning of services that are responsive to local community need.  ‘Knowing the neighbourhood’ helps ensure equitable access to a base level of services, including municipal government services such as libraries, recreation, culture and leisure. As part of our future legacy, the portal profiles the rich legacy of Winnipeg’s heritage and provides information that supports efforts to work together collaboratively to continue to build sustainable neighbourhoods.

Explore Even More at Tourism Winnipeg

Click here for brief summaries of some of Winnipeg’s most popular neighbourhoods, which have been provided by Tourism Winnipeg, a division of Economic Development Winnipeg.

The following neighbourhoods are presented:

Academy Road Charleswood Chinatown Corydon Avenue
Downtown Exchange District Fort Garry FortWhyte
Garden City North & East Kildonan North End Osborne Street South
Osborne Village River Heights St. Boniface St. James
St. Norbert St. Vital Transcona Tuxedo
West Broadway West End Wolseley  

With the exemplary examples noted above—and another 214 neighbourhoods to explore at within the NOW portal—we are confident you’ll find places that resonate with whatever you’re after the most.