As you explore the city of Winnipeg in search of the perfect apartment to call home, you'll soon discover the wide variety of different neighbourhoods that are the heartbeat of our beautiful prairie community. From the hustle and bustle of central areas to the charm and graciousness of more suburban ones, each part of the city is anchored in its own unique history, amenities, green spaces, establishments, and character.
Located in western Winnipeg north of the Assiniboine River, St. James is a flourishing neighbourhood with an energy all its own. From major transportation and commercial centres to unique historical landmarks, mouth-watering eateries, and family attractions, it's an extremely well-serviced area that offers easy access to public transportation, major thoroughfares, city parks, schools, shopping, and much more.
Portage Avenue divides the St. James Assiniboia area and offers easy access to downtown (east) or out-of-town adventures (west). If you're looking for a location that's diverse, walkable, accessible, and offers amenities and experiences for people of all ages, St. James might just be the perfect fit.
The Rural Municipality of Assiniboia was established in the 1880s, parts of which became the Rural Municipality of St. James in the early 1920s. In 1956, St. James was incorporated as its new city, amalgamating with the City of Winnipeg in 1972. At that time, it was the most populous and prosperous of greater Winnipeg's cities and municipalities, and it remains a thriving Winnipeg neighbourhood today.
Residents of St. James can still appreciate the area's fascinating natural and cultural history as they pass by and visit popular landmarks such as Grant's Old Mill, the Living Prairie Museum, and the Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboia.
St. James-Assiniboia is a large neighbourhood with many attractions and points of interest. We've highlighted a few standout features below, which are well worth exploring in any season:
If you enjoy local brews, you'll be delighted to know that St. James is home to several craft breweries, including Barn Hammer Brewing Company, Half Pints Brewing, Torque Brewing, and One Great City. In addition, it's also home to a dense array of restaurants that cater to a wide variety of different tastes and price points.
CF Polo Park is Winnipeg's premier shopping centre. With over 190 stores, it also offers fully featured dining and entertainment experiences. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for in Polo Park itself, you'll find a huge range of other stores and amenities in the commercial area surrounding it.
Looking for something to do with the kids? St. James is home to an assortment of family-friendly entertainment options, including Activate Games, Kid City, Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park, The Real Escape Canada, and Speedworld.
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