Winnipeg, MB

Jane’s Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring Winnipeg's diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods.

Free walks held on the first weekend of May each year are led by locals who want to create a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live and work.

Ready? Go ahead, create a walk right now!

Matt Carreau

City Organizer

Jane’s Walks

Get out and walk! Explore, learn and share through a Jane’s Walk in Winnipeg, MB

Jane's Walks are proposed, organized and delivered by citizens like you. Anyone is free to lead a Jane's Walk in their community. There is no formal approval or jury process, the only requirement is that your walk aligns with the Jane's Walk principles.

Organizing a Jane's Walk is Easy!

It simply involves planning a route, thinking through the stories, places and people and ideas you want to hear and talk about, and promoting it around your neighbourhood. You can also share the guiding duties with a few other resourceful friends or colleagues.

There are only two rules:

1. walks are taken and given for free

2. walk leaders promote conversation and encourage participants to share their own knowledge, stories and ideas along the walk.

For more information, check out our 2015 Open Call for Walk Leaders

Contact Jane's Walk Winnipeg

The Jane's Walk organizing team is available to help you plan and promote your walk. We can answer your questions, connect you with local resources, and provide you with an orientation session to give you tips that will help you lead the most successful walk possible.

For questions or to submit your Jane's Walk proposal, contact Matt Carreau at janeswalkwinnipeg@gmail.com

2015 Sponsors

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Create a Walk

Walks in Winnipeg, MB

Date Time Title Meeting Place
May 3, 2015 11:00 AM History and Heroes - Victoria Park and the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike corner James and Waterfront Dr
May 3, 2015 03:00 PM A Walk in the Park -- Wildwood Park, that is! Wildwood Park Community Centre, 271 North Drive, just south of the intersection of Oakenwald Avenue and North Drive.
May 2, 2015 10:30 AM A Streetcar named Riverview: Rambling Down South Osborne's History of Beer, Bears and Trains 390 Osborne Street, The Banana Boat, one great place to start!
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM Osborne Village: The Best Neighbourhood in Canada - Past, Present and Future Revealed Gas Station Arts Centre , 455 River (at Osborne)
May 3, 2015 10:00 AM The History of Crescentwood - C.H. Enderton's Vision in 1902 17 Harvard Avenue, Home at 17 Harvard Avenue
May 3, 2015 12:00 PM Rediscover Selkirk Ave - Revitalized 607 Selkirk Ave, North End Business Development Centre
May 1, 2015 12:00 PM IT STARTS AT CITY HALL: Accessibility, Universal Design and Inclusive Urban Planning Starting Point, City Hall
May 3, 2015 03:00 PM Off The Beaten (Cornish) Path Start Location: Osborne Street Bridge, Osborne Street Bridge: North West Pedestrian Entry Point
May 3, 2015 01:00 PM Culture Meets Horticulture: The Transformation of Broadway and Osborne and the Legislative Grounds Meet at statue of Queen Victoria on north side of Legislative Building grounds, Meet here.
May 2, 2015 02:00 PM The Secrets of Old Transcona Transcona Historical Museum, 141 Regent Ave. West. Meet here in the Front Gallery.
May 2, 2015 12:30 PM Life in Spence: Revitalized the M.E.R.C. (430 Langside), The M.E.R.C. is a key recreation centre in the Spence Neighbourhood, which provides youth programming and recreation opportunities. This will be the STARTING point for the walk.
May 2, 2015 12:00 PM Echos of Our Past - The Historic Seine River Entrance to parc historique Lagimodière-Gaboury Historic Park, Starting point for walk. Park entrance is on Thibault Street in north St. Boniface, one block north of Provencher and Des Meurons.
May 3, 2015 01:00 PM LOUISE BRIDGE DISTRICT 1. Starting point - Ernie O'Dowda Memorial Park
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM U of M Jane’s Walk: Sustainable Campus & Community: Today and Tomorrow Welcome Centre, Everyone is asked to meet for the start of the walk at the Welcome Centre.
May 2, 2015 01:00 PM d'art Saint-Boniface La Maison des artistes (219 Provencher), walk begins début de la marche
May 2, 2015 10:30 AM Saint-Boniface, a cultural treasure! Old St. Boniface City Hall, Home of the Tourisme Riel bureau and the Maison des artistes Art Gallery (beginning and end of walk)
May 2, 2015 11:00 AM What is a 20min Neighbourhood? Broadway-Assiniboine: A Walkability Audit Corner of Assiniboine Ave. and Fort Street, We will meet on Assiniboine ave. where the bike path meets the road.
May 3, 2015 03:00 PM A Walk in Elmwood Cemetery Beatrice Gates, Starting and stopping point
May 3, 2015 12:00 PM Plane Jane: A Walk to the Airport 521 Raglan Road, front yard (this is the start and end of the walk), It's a two storey house, grey with white trim. A washroom will be available here. You can park on Raglan Road on Sundays. There are bus stops on Portage Avenue at or near Raglan Road (when travelling from the west) and at Valour Road (coming from the east), at most 290 metres or a 4-minute walk.
May 3, 2015 11:00 AM Jewish Winnipeg: A Historical North End Perspective 181 Higgins, CPR Station
May 3, 2015 02:00 PM "Neighbourhoods Change": Exploring North Point Douglas
May 3, 2015 02:00 PM Contemporary Folklore Along the Assiniboine Corner of Assiniboine Ave. and Carleton Street, meeting : 400 Assiniboine Ave and first story- "Nightswimming"
May 2, 2015 12:00 PM LGBTTQ* Winnipeg Historical Walk Rainbow Resource Centre (170 Scott Street)
May 2, 2015 01:00 PM The Evolution of Assiniboine Avenue and the Riverwalk northwest corner of Main & Assiniboine
May 2, 2015 01:30 PM Armstrong's Point - Winnipeg's Urban Jewel Cornish Library, 20 West Gate Winnipeg, MB - South of Misericordia Health Centre. Just off Sherbrook
May 3, 2015 01:30 PM Armstrong's Point - Winnipeg's Urban Jewel Cornish Library, 20 West Gate Winnipeg, MB - South of Misericordia Health Centre. Just off Sherbrook
May 2, 2015 12:00 PM Centennial's History becomes the future of the Arts Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross Ave. Meet up inside at noon
May 2, 2015 03:00 PM Old Downtown, Louis Riel and Us The Fort Garry Hotel, Fort Garry isn't open yet, so here is a good place to start.
May 2, 2015 06:00 PM Old Downtown, Louis Riel and Us The Fort Garry Hotel, Fort Garry isn't open yet, so here is a good place to start.
May 2, 2015 02:00 PM From Volcanoes to Victor Street, Icelandic Winnipeg by BIKE! Memorial Park at York and Memorial, Meet at the William Stephenson Statue