Lights on the Exchange
Lights on the Exchange is a new winter arts festival in Winnipeg January 21 – March 21, 2023.
From brick and terracotta buildings to storefronts, rooftops and alleyways, Lights on the Exchange – Allumez le Quartier invites you to explore light in its many forms and settings. Canadian artists create fresh, contemporary installations, sculptures and projections that reveal a reimagined history of the area.
Old Market Square Rink
The rink is open for the season!
Grab your skates and head down to the heart of the Exchange District for a winter experience like no other! Located directly in front of The Cube, the rink is illuminated with an interactive light canopy that changes colour in response to sound. Lace up for an afternoon skate on your lunch break or an evening shinny before beers at the pub. Everyone is welcome!
Whether you’re driving, cycling, walking, or on public transit, it’s easy to find your way. Wherever you start your visit in our 20-square-block district, your destination is less than a 10-minute walk away!
Eat + Drink
The Exchange offers a culinary experience like no other. Check out some of Winnipeg’s most popular local restaurants, bars and cafés that take pride in standing out.
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.
The Exchange District Plan 2022 was adopted by Winnipeg City Council in February of 2022 and will inform the City’s upcoming Downtown Secondary Plan.