Top Six Reasons to Live in Winnipeg
Anywhere you go in Winnipeg, you are bound to find yourself close to a restaurant. There are restaurants of all sorts to enjoy, from tapas bars to bistros to sushi and local fare. The Exchange District, Corydon Avenue, and Osborne Village have especially delicious options. We are lucky to have restaurants opening every week in the city – there is always something new to try in the restaurant scene.
Our City is a gold mine of culture, from our Winnipeg Art Gallery to all of the tiny art galleries around the city, to the Centennial Concert Hall, to the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, to the Pantages Playhouse Theatre and countless others. There are festivals every month during the summer, the Forks is a top tourist destination, and the Human Rights Museum will be opening soon. Culture abounds in our city!
Assiniboine Park is likely our best-known park. It is a fantastic place to go to enjoy the greenery and get away from urban living for a little while. But there are also many smaller parks dotted across the city that you can discover just by walking down the street. It’s great for kids, dog-walking, and adults alike.
The river walk is a popular trail to wander along, and it’s no wonder: the trail is wide enough to allow for many people to walk abreast, it offers a pretty view, and it is also a nice way to get from one area of the city to another. In addition to the river walk, the city is now developing more bike paths to make it easier for cyclists to get around Winnipeg. There are also some great trails in and around Assiniboine Park to stroll along.
Heritage Winnipeg helps to conserve historical buildings all around the city, preserving the beauty and architecture of these buildings. The most concentrated number of historical and heritage buildings are clustered in the downtown centre, particularly in The Exchange District, but there are many other fantastic buildings peppered all over our city, which you can check out at the annual Doors Open event.
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Wellington Crescent closes down on Sundays and holidays in the summer for outdoor activities such as cycling, jogging, and walking. In the winter, the river trail opens up for skating or walking on the frozen river. There are warming huts along the way and it offers a lovely new perspective for seeing the city, as well as enabling Winnipeggers to stay active and have fun year-round.
For all of these reasons and more, Winnipeg is a good place to live – take the leap and move to Winnipeg to experience it for yourself!
Sagan Morrow owns an open-concept condo in Winnipeg’s Exchange District and loves downtown living. She writes the blog Living Healthy in the Real World, is the Executive Director of the Food Label Movement, and is the Dig In Coordinator / Acting Youth Outreach Coordinator / Development Coordinator for Food Matters Manitoba. Sagan is a freelance writer and editor as well as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. She enjoys taking in the theatre and culture of downtown Winnipeg during her spare time.