WINNIPEG, MB - A fascinating mid-size Canadian city set halfway between the prosperity of the East and the natural grandeur of the West. With a storied history and a major cultural intersection of 19th and 20th century Canada – the French Canadian, Ukrainian, and Indigenous communities all settled here. Today, a contemporary cultural and industrial hub, all the while retaining its unique prairie grit and colorful ingenuity; Winnipeg has a beautiful cultural scene and a strong and stable economy. It should come as no surprise that apartments for rent in Winnipeg are a hot commodity – despite the notoriously cold and snowy winters!
Forks and Rivers
Built at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, Winnipeg is a provincial capital of distinct neighborhoods and an increasingly vibrant downtown arts and music scene. Where the two rivers meet is known as "The Forks", a place for shopping, concerts, dining, sight-seeing, boat rides in the summer and ice skating on the frozen Red River in the winter. Condo development along the shores has escalated in recent years and the region boasts several new architectural masterpieces including the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
The Exchange District
Historically, the center of industry, commerce and manufacturing, the 30 blocks of the Exchange today has restored lofts and studio apartments for rent and tons of coffee shops and funky restaurants. Character has been preserved right down to the bricks and beams. Attracting millennials from across the country, the Exchange is one of the more desirable areas of the city.
A chic enclave with many charming night spots and boutiques, Osborne Village is an artsy tree-lined city oasis. Nearby Corydon is famous for its outdoor patios and al fresco dining options. International cuisine abounds thanks to the influence of many well-traveled residents now calling the area home.
Prairie Chic on the Fringes
Winnipeg's outlying neighborhoods each have their charms. West Kildonen has a huge park with bike trails, a sculpture garden and a summer theater. Not too far to the north Bird's Hill, Winnipeg Beach and Gimli support summertime music festivals and cottage living. History buffs are encouraged to check out Fort Garry, St. Vital and St. Boniface to learn how the French, the English and First Nations have taken turns controlling this ancient meeting place at the forks of two mighty rivers.
Although its winters are famously harsh, Winnipeggers are a warm people and this thriving prairie town is growing fast. With new condo development adding to the inventory of gracious pre-war apartment buildings, industrial lofts and other types of location for rent, you'll be at home in The Peg. #ApartmentLove