Bridgwater is a relatively new neighbourhood in Winnipeg, located across Pembina Highway from the University of Manitoba. Bordered by Bishop Grandin, the Perimeter Highway, and McGillivray Boulevard, this affluent southwest corner of the city could be considered its own community hub: it includes virtually any amenities you could possibly need.

    This area encompasses several parts: Bridgwater Centre is surrounded by Bridgwater Forest, Bridgwater Lakes, and Bridgwater Trails, with South Pointe and Prairie Pointe tucked to the south. Luxury homes, townhouses, condominiums and apartment buildings are available in this community.

    If you’re looking for the idyllic suburban lifestyle, Bridgwater is the area for you! Let’s take a look at what Bridgwater has to offer…

    Parks and community spaces in Bridgwater

    Bridgwater is designed with your family in mind, featuring plenty of playgrounds and landscaped green space for the whole family to enjoy. It boasts more than 30 km of trails through expanses of wide-open parks and forests. The ample lakes, parks, playgrounds, and paths are a major attraction of this neighbourhood, so it is something to take advantage of when you’re living in the area.

    Download your Bridgwater trail map from the Winnipeg Trails Association so you can start planning your next bike ride or recreational walk!

    Getting in and around Bridgwater

    Walking or biking for leisure is a must in this area, given the abundant outdoor trails and accessibility to nature. Otherwise, because Bridgwater is contained within its own community between major highways, driving or taking the bus will be necessary. The 676 bus will get you to downtown Winnipeg with a transfer along the way (factor in about an hour-long commute).

    Shopping and amenities in Bridgwater

    Although Bridgwater is a trek away from the heart of Winnipeg, it has also been created as a self-contained community. That means that whether you need groceries, medical services, restaurants, fashion apparel, professional services, household needs, entertainment, or just about anything else you can think of… it’s all conveniently packaged in this community! Both the University of Manitoba and IKEA are also a short drive away.

    Bridgwater is family-friendly with kid’s activities close at hand, too. Get to know your neighbours in the surrounding area: South Pointe, Fairfield Park, and Whyte Ridge all feature schools and community centres, and FortWhyte Alive is just on the other side of McGillivray.

    FAQ about Bridgwater, Winnipeg

    Are there many restaurants in Bridgwater?

    Bridgwater is home to coffee shops, sushi, Leopold’s Tavern, and more. A wide range of restaurants featuring a variety of cuisine can be found all along Pembina Highway—there’s something for everyone!

    What trails and parks are available in Bridgwater?

    The sky’s the limit with your outdoor activities. Roam the wide sidewalks of Bridgwater Centre, admire the fountains at both Bridgwater Trails and Bridgwater Lakes, and explore the acres of pathways all through this area. These interactive maps will help you find exactly what you’re looking for, depending on your particular interests.

    What homes are for sale in Bridgwater?

    Check out the Bridgwater Neighbourhood Report for real estate information on buying a home in this Winnipeg suburb!

    Sagan Morrow is a productivity strategist and writer based in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. She hosts the Indie Author Weekly podcast and teaches time management to multi-passionate creatives. Learn more at

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