Welcome to the Exchange District

National Historic Site and arts and cultural district in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Restaurants, galleries, boutique shopping and so much more.

Winnipeg's Original Downtown

Hot Beverage Week

Get ready to warm up with festive beverages crafted with love by the talented baristas, brewers, and barkeeps of the Exchange District.

Shop Local, Shop the Exchange

Experience the magic of the Exchange District and support talented makers and artists by shopping local this holiday season.

Now until Dec 31, 2023, receive a Shop the Exchange tote bag with purchases over $75 at participating retailers. Enter in the neighbourhood contest to win one of three local prizes packages!

Future of the Exchange

The Exchange District reflects Winnipeg’s past while shining a light on its future potential as a sustainable and creative city.

Together with the Winnipeg City Council adopted Exchange District Plan 2022, the Exchange District Community Investment Strategy, sets the course to transform the area into Canada’s most walkable and successful urban neighbourhood.

Upcoming Events


December 7 @ 4:30 pm7:00 pm

TechThursday was created to help build the Winnipeg Tech Community post COVID . TechThursdays happen every Thursday at 4:30pm at…

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Winter Luau Fridays

December 8 @ 5:00 pm10:00 pm

Starting Nov 3 for @firstfridayswinnipeg and every Friday for the Winter Months. Bahay Kubo presents “Winter Luau” Hawaiian Food specials…

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Holiday Movie Trivia Night

December 10 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Trivia night is back ya filthy animals! Sunday December 10th the LBJ taproom is taking a trip to the North…

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The Book of Mormon

January 5, 2024 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind…

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

January 9, 2024 @ 7:30 pmFebruary 3, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

“When I hear a good song, I feel like someone understands me.” – Carole Woven with irresistible performances of chart-topping…

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among men

January 24, 2024 @ 7:30 pmFebruary 10, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

“I’m not drunk. I’m having a momentary lapse of sobriety.” – Al In 10 years, Al Purdy and Milton Acorn…

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Latest Posts

Shop the Exchange 2023 Gift Guide: Hidden Gems

As the holiday season arrives, we are reminded of the importance of shopping locally. The Exchange is well-known for its…

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Brushing History: The Travelling Sign Painters Revive Hand-Painted Art in the Exchange

The Travelling Sign Painters are preserving the art of hand-painted advertisements and murals while breathing new life into the neighbourhood.…

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Ghosts Signs in the Exchange: A Glimpse Into the Past with Matt Cohen

It’s hard to miss the collection of painted, fading ads on the sides of heritage buildings in the Exchange District.…

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