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Aaron was right 1.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 28, 2022) The rating is obviously wrong and needs updating. Winnipeg is a horrible place to live. It's dark and cold and full of crazy people who will shank you for looking at them the wrong way. Winters are abysmal. Winterpeg stays cold until April, and even after that it's moderately chi ...Read More lly. Crime is terrible too. Manitoba is the violent crime capital of Canada. It has the highest homicide rate, and Winterpeg has the country's highest rate of robbery. Wasteland with abysmal crime rates. Jobs aren't good either. It takes a long time to find a good job here, let alone a job at all. Most of Manitoba's poor people live here. At least there's stuff to do here before the cold and the crazies both get you. Read Less
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Winnipeg, MB

Named for nearby Lake Winnipeg, this city in Manitoba was a trading centre for aboriginal people long before European settlers arrived. Today, Winnipeg is one of the most populous cities in Canada and has a thriving economy with many employment opportunities in the trade, education, manufacturing and health sectors. The city is a lively, multicultural one with a large aboriginal population, as well as a vibrant community of international residents. This Winnipeg Livability guide will help you make the most of Winnipeg, whether you’re heading to the city as a tourist or for a more long-term stay.

The primary causes of Winnipeg’s high rate of immigration are the low cost of living and inexpensive housing, which is lower than the national average and offers spacious accommodation in safe neighbourhoods. Downtown Winnipeg has seen major redevelopment in the past few years so this area is ideal for those willing to spend a bit more on living expenses, albeit with the advantage being close to all the bars, restaurants, shops and cultural activities of the city. Osborne Village is a popular residential neighbourhood with a number of good schools in the area. Wherever you choose to live in Winnipeg, you’ll find it easy to get around. Winnipeg Transit offers well-connected bus services that make it easy to get around the city. Locals usually find this one of the quickest and most convenient ways to get around the city, as the large population and urban sprawl often leads to heavy traffic and road closures. Winnipeg is also served by a wide rail system with direct rail connections to the US.

Winnipeg has plenty of options for eating and drinking. If you’re looking for a big night out, head to the Exchange District, The Forks, Croydon Village or Ellice Avenues. These areas are alive with trendy bars and restaurants and you’re sure to find a place that caters to any cuisine you may crave. For family fun, head to Assiniboine Park, a favorite spot for summer picnics and barbeques. Other popular children-friendly sites include the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre and the Tinkertown Family Fun Park.


Maple Grove Park
Normand Park
Van Hull Park


Martha Street Studio
St. Norbert Arts Centre
Centre culturel franco-manitobain
Prairie Theatre Exchange
Park Theatre

Food & Drink

Cafe Dario
Bangkok Thai
Johnny G's
Carlos & Murphy's
Drive to Work

1% lower than the CA average

Take Public Transit

2% higher than the CA average

Walk to Work

equal to the CA average


South Entrance
Health Sciences Centre
Misericordia Health Centre
Concordia Hospital
Saint Boniface General Hospital


Loblaw Pharmacy
People's Pharmacy
Shoppers Drug Mart
The Medicine Shoppe


Mount Carmel Clinic
Four Rivers Clinic
Dr. C. Lowden
Dr. M.J. Evans, Dr. J.B. Sharkey
Dr. J. Gillespie

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