Plan Your Visit

Wherever you start your visit in our 20-square-block district, your destination is less than a 10-minute walk away!

Located in the heart of Downtown, the Exchange District is a neighbourhood easily explored by foot or bike. Discover a stunning display of early 20th century architecture, a multitude of shops and restaurants, and a thriving arts scene—all within a 20-square blocks. It’s also a short walk from both The Forks and Canada Life Centre.


The Exchange District has tons of on-street and off-street parking, as well as heated parkades. There are plenty of payment options, whether it’s by coin, credit card or phone. With over 32,000 parking spots in surface lots, parkades and on-street locations in the downtown area, parking is available around every corner.

Metered Street Parking

• FREE after 5:30pm Monday-Friday⁠
• FREE two hour parking on Saturday ⁠
• FREE all day Sunday + holidays⁠


The Exchange District is one of Winnipeg’s top “bike-to” destinations. With ample bike parking, dozens of Bike Friendly Businesses, and pleasant, safe routes for a casual ride in, why not enjoy the fresh air and enjoy all that the area has to offer from a fresh perspective?

Bike Friendly Businesses

A joint initiative by the Exchange District and Downtown Winnipeg Business Improvement Zones, A Bike Friendly Business is one that openly supports and promotes cycling by offering services to people who ride bikes.

Central Winnipeg Loop

The Winnipeg Central Loop connects the neighbourhoods through clearly-marked, easy-to-navigate signs that will guide cyclists and invite Winnipeggers to venture from their communities to connect to other neighbourhoods. The Winnipeg Central Loop is designed for easy navigation and optimized for local discovery and exploration.

While the entire loop can be completed in about 45 minutes at a leisurely pace, the loop is designed to encourage people to stop and discover the many urban parks, landmarks and other attractions along the way, while supporting local businesses.


The Exchange District is one of the more connected service areas in the city. Many major bus routes filter into the Exchange District, including the 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 21, 24 and 22.

For route, schedule and fare information visit