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Welcome to the Exchange District

Arts and cultural district in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Restaurants, galleries, boutique shopping and so much more.

Winnipeg's Original Downtown

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

September 24th – October 24th

The Exchange District is the hub of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg and hosts several Illuminate the Night projects and events for the annual festival. This year, it’s expanded from a one night event to a month-long celebration.


Independent. Local. Historic.

Walk outdoors from shop to shop and get a bite to eat or something to sip along the way.

The Exchange District is Winnipeg’s premier local and independent shopping destination. Many retailers have reopened for walk-ins with measures in place for a COVID-safe shopping experience, and most still offer options for distanced ordering and pickup.


Exchange District Patio Guide

The Exchange District is home to more than 25 patios—all within a 10-minute cobblestoned walk! Download the map and check out our guide to make the most of your summer patio hopping.


Latest Posts

Nuit Blanche 2021

Everyone’s favourite arts festival is back! This year, Nuit Blanche has expanded from a one night event to a month-long…

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History in the Brick and Mortar

115 years ago, Winnipeg’s Exchange District was a hive of activity.  Boats arriving at the Alexander Docks, freight cars loading…

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Exchange District: Le Burger Week Guide

Le Burger Week is back at it again, this time for two full weeks! Participating Exchange District restaurants really went…

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Forth Bar

Though open for nearly 5 years now, Forth Bar has always had a bit of an underground feel (quite literally,…

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#PicnicTheExchange

We miss you! Come grab some takeout, enjoy the beautiful greenspace in our neighbourhood and win one of three giveaway…

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Drink the Exchange Cocktail Guide

Patent 5 Distillery: Elettaria Mule Bright, zesty and a little bit spicy 1.5oz Elettaria spiced gin 0.5oz fresh lime juice…

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