Neighbourhoods in Winnipeg & Selkirk

Cambrian has been serving the Winnipeg & Selkirk markets since 1959.

Learn what we love about the communities we serve.

Winnipeg

Winnipeg has something for everyone.

The city is located in the beautiful prairies surrounded by forests and lakes. Winnipeg is big on local, and tons of local businesses are thriving here, supported by an amazing community. Arts are a huge attraction; the city is known as the 'cultural cradle of Canada' and home to some fantastic arts attractions like the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Manitoba Opera. If you like sports, you can catch a Jets hockey game downtown or a Blue Bombers football game at Investors Group Field.

Selkirk

Selkirk is located 20 km outside of Winnipeg.

You can enjoy the calm quiet, away from the city lights, while being just a short drive from Winnipeg.

Neighbourhoods

Discover the beautiful neighbourhoods where we live and work.

Selkirk

If you are passionate about fishing, Selkirk is a great city for you!

The Red River is home to 5 of the all-time records in the Manitoba Master Angler Program: Channel Catfish, Common Carp, Freshwater Drum (Silver Bass), Lake Sturgeon, and Walleye. In fact, Selkirk is known as the Catfish Capital of North America, as the Red River houses catfish that grow in excess of 20 pounds. In honour of the monster catfish found in the river, you can find Chuck the Channel Cat; a 25-foot-high fibreglass catfish statue proudly displayed on Main Street. Selkirk also features Manitoba's last remaining lift bridge and the Marine Museum of Manitoba.

If you like the outdoors, Selkirk has plenty of nature to enjoy! Visit Selkirk Park for a picnic, hike, or to cool off at the sandy splash pad. If you've got a dog, they'll be happy to roam the fenced off-leash dog park. If you're in the mood for an outdoor workout, visit Hydro Park, a free outdoor fitness facility for people 14 years and older.

In the winter, you can marvel at the mini-city of ice shacks that sit atop the Red River. Other fun winter activities include cheering on the Selkirk Steelers or signing up for a local curling league.

Most homes in Selkirk were built between 1950 and 1980. However, for those looking for a new build, you're in luck: there are several new subdivisions just outside Selkirk, including Heritage Grove Estates.

North

West End

The West End is vibrant with diverse cultures and locally-owned businesses and restaurants. This area is centrally located close to parks and the University of Winnipeg.

In addition to local businesses, the West End is located near CF Polo Park and many box stores and restaurants. Filled your belly and shopping bags and ready to explore? One of the things the West End is famous for is its murals. There are over 50 murals throughout the neighbourhood. Book a tour or find a map online – or if you'd prefer, simply explore and see what you can find on your walk.

One of the iconic buildings in the area is the West End Cultural Centre, a non-profit arts venue housed within its iconic church building, featuring a diverse selection of local artists, musicians and live events.

The West End was developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s as a residential neighbourhood to support the city's rapid growth. As a result, the West End holds a lot of historical significance, including Valour Road, appropriately named as the street home to 3 Victoria Cross recipients from World War I.

The West End is also home to the University of Winnipeg, which dates back over 145 years and serves approximately 10,000 students annually, with almost 10% self-identifying as Indigenous. It is one of the strongest Indigenous participation rates at a Canadian University.

If you're looking for a character home, the West End is the place to start your search. In Wolseley, most of the homes were built between 1905 and 1930, meaning you'll live in an area with beautiful, mature trees and homes that look as if they were taken out of a history book.

Central

Transcona

Also known as the 'Park City', Transcona has a small town feel in the city. You'll love Downtown Transcona and the summer Hi Neighbour Festival.

Transcona was founded to support the railways, beginning in 1909 as the location of repair shops for the Grand Trunk Pacific and National Transcontinental Railways. Transcona's history with the railway is commemorated with the CN Steam Locomotive No. 2747, now located in Rotary Heritage Park. This train was built in Transcona in 1926 and was in service until 1960. It was brought home to Transcona upon its retirement and is owned by the Transcona Museum.

Transcona is nicknamed the 'Park City'. Enjoy some of the lovely green spaces this community has to offer, including the Transcona Trail and Transcona Community Bioreserve. It's easy to become part of the Transcona community: put a pink flamingo in your yard and attend the Hi Neighbour Festival. The Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival is a great way to get out and celebrate your neighbourhood with events such as a parade, musical acts, local food vendors and a midway! While you're there, make sure to get a photo with the statue of the Transcona Hi Neighbour mascot, Hi Neighbour Sam, which can be found on Regent Avenue West.

Regarding homes, there's something for everyone in Transcona, where you can expect to find homes built between 1960 – 1980, but if you're interested in a home built more recently, look no further than Devonshire Village.  

We'll see you in Transcona!

East

St. Vital

Enjoy parks, shopping and the character of St.Vital with old and new builds that have something for everyone.

Enjoy the great outdoors all year round in the Winnipeg favourite, St. Vital Park. Have a family barbecue at the barbecue pits while the children enjoy the play structure. If you've got a passion for boating, use the boat launch in St Vital Park to begin your journey through Winnipeg's river system. And, just because it's cold in the winter doesn't mean you need to stay indoors! Lace up your skates for a spin around the duck pond or hit the tobogganing hill, which features the city's first wheelchair accessible slide. Maple Grove Dog Park is a perfect oasis if you have a dog.

True to the community's roots, the French-speaking population is prominent in St. Vital and offers French elementary school, French high school and French immersion schools.

We're happy to welcome you to the neighbourhood!

South

St. James

One of Winnipeg's original districts, sunny St. James is close to many attractions like CF Polo Park and the Royal Canadian Air Force 17 Wing base.

Spend time outdoors at the Living Prairie Museum, where you can explore the 13-hectare preserve with over 150 varieties of wildflowers, grasses and shrubs that call this little piece of nature home!

It is only a short walk to the Assiniboia Downs, which offers live horse racing in the summer. Right next door, you'll find the Red River Exhibition, home to many events, including the Red River Ex, a once-a-year Winnipeg experience featuring rides and carnival games.

St. James is a well-established community with an abundance of shopping – including CF Polo Park and many dining and amenities nearby. Most houses in the area were built between 1950 and 1980. St. James is also home to Manitoba's first condo, Birch Park Condominiums.

West

St. Boniface

Enjoy being close to downtown, the Forks, local restaurants, parks and more. This community is home to many French-speaking Manitobans.

There are many things to do in St. Boniface! Enjoy a beautiful trek across the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge, connecting to The Forks and downtown. You can explore the ruins of the St.t Boniface Cathedral, and visit the adjacent oldest structure in Manitoba, the St. Boniface Museum. If you like theatre,  take in a play at the Cercle Molière, the oldest theatre company running since 1925.

The community comes alive every February when St. Boniface hosts the largest Western Canadian winter festival, Festival du Voyageur. You'll find beautiful snow sculptures displayed around the 1800's replica of the Fort Gibraltar in Whittier Park, music, food and lots of good times.

The homes in St. Boniface are as varied as the area itself. You can find homes built in the 1980s and 1990s in Island Lakes or older homes built in the 1950s in Windsor Park. You'll find newer condo complexes located conveniently close to downtown.

East

South West

Home to the new development of Bridgwater and close to excellent shopping and main routes in the city, this neighbourhood is vibrant and special.

South Winnipeg is a great place to start if you're looking for a newer home. With plenty of new developments, you can work with a builder to build the home of your dreams or purchase a newer home that is move-in ready. Prefer a condo lifestyle? There are plenty of condominiums in the area too.

For those looking to explore nature right in their own backyard, there is FortWhyte Alive, which is made up of more than 660 acres of green space where you can watch migratory birds or marvel at the resident bison herd. In addition to 7 KM of hiking trails, FortWhyte Alive offers cycling, mountain biking, skiing and tobogganing. Want to get on the water instead? Rent a canoe or rowboat and do some fishing.

There are plenty of shopping options along Kenaston, including Outlet Collection Winnipeg and several big box stores. After a long day of shopping, sit back and relax at one of the many restaurants in the area. You don't have to go very far to get everything you need when you live in the South West end of the city.

South

Seven Oaks

This diverse neighbourhood has a lot to offer for all budgets and lifestyles; close to downtown but quiet and suburban.

As a community, Seven Oaks has much to offer. It is an area with a diverse population, made up of residents from all over the world, including the Philippines, India, Portugal, and Indigenous Canadians. We celebrate the diverse makeup of our community and have staff at the McPhillips branch that can assist you in Tagalog and Portuguese.Seven Oaks also has a rich history and features the oldest house in Winnipeg, which is now known as the Seven Oaks House Museum. This home was once owned by John and Mary Inkster, a Métis family that was prominent in the community at the time.

In Seven Oaks, you will find homes built in the 1980s in neighbourhoods such as Tyndall Park and Garden Grove. Looking for a newer home? Amber Trails is a new subdivision, with homes still being built today.

We can't wait to welcome you home to Seven Oaks and hope you love the community just as much as we do!

North

River Heights

A canopy of trees line the streets in beautiful River Heights. Enjoy cycling and walking down Wellington Crescent; it's closed to vehicles in the summer.

Nowadays, local niche shops and quaint patios line the streets, providing plenty of shopping and dining options. From the peaceful, tree-lined residential streets to dining and nightlife on Corydon and the lush winding path on Wellington, there are amenities in River Heights for any mood. River Heights is centrally located, close to downtown and to major commercial shopping areas like Polo Park.

Many streets in the area are named after the iconic trees that can be found throughout the neighbourhood.

Central

Kildonan

Full of green spaces and home to a variety of restaurants, parks and shopping, this is a scenic neighbourhood with charm.

Any discussion about this neighbourhood would be incomplete without talking about Kildonan Park. Since its founding in 1909, it has been a retreat from busy city life, with 39 hectares of parks featuring ice skating and tobogganing and an outdoor pool and splash pad in the summer. Theatre fan? Make sure to book tickets to see a show at Rainbow Stage, Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre. We love visiting the park, no matter what time of year it is!

Kildonan also features St. John's Park, a place for learning and healing which highlights the history of many cultures, including Indigenous Canadians. Kapabamayak Achaak, meaning Wandering Spirit in Ojibwe, is a memorial of children lost to or affected by residential schools located within the park. It features an Indigenous granite medicine wheel that finds the glint of the sun on a prairie summer day.

Those who prefer older-style homes will enjoy finding character homes built around the turn of the century in Kildonan—looking for something a little more modern? You can also find new developments and condos in Peguis – Kildonan Crossing.

North

Fort Garry

Close to the University of Manitoba and Investors Group Field. This neighbourhood has a lot to offer for entertainment and relaxation.

Fort Garry became a part of the City of Winnipeg in 1972 when 11 municipalities amalgamated to form a newly unified city of Winnipeg. Fort Garry is a diverse area, home to university students and long-term residents alike, who enjoy the tree-lined streets and family-friendly activities the area offers.

Green space is abundant in Fort Garry, which features many parks and trails. One well-known park is Kings Park: a family favourite for dog walks, photoshoots at the pagoda, reflections in the gardens and labyrinth and tobogganing off the hill in winter.

Living in some areas of Fort Garry means you may be close enough to walk to Investors Group Field to cheer on our Winnipeg Blue Bombers, University of Manitoba Bisons, and Winnipeg Rifles. In Fort Garry, expect to find homes from a variety of decades, from the 1960s to 1980s, or newer homes. There's something for everyone in Fort Garry.

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