An exciting blend of the old with the new, Saint-Vital exists as one of Winnipeg’s fastest growing and most dynamic communities. Old Saint-Vital can trace its beginnings back to 1822, when its scattering of farms and homes served as the first point of contact people traveling along the Crow Wing Trail had with the Red River settlement. Today Old Saint-Vital, the area just north of and around the junction of St. Mary’s Rd. and St. Anne’s Rd., is a splendid historical quarter with numerous boutiques, restaurants and services – many of which have decorated their store fronts with attractive flower boxes. Further south, St. Vital Centre is, perhaps, Winnipeg’s most popular mall. With several smaller malls and box stores located within a five-minute drive, St. Vital Centre serves as a shopping hub not just for the residents of Saint-Vital, but most of South Winnipeg.
Riel House National Historic Site, Saint-Vital Park, St. Vital Centre shopping mall, Jardins Saint-Léon Gardens, Maple Grove Rugby Park
There are still many opportunities for new businesses to take advantage of Saint-Vital’s commercial strengths. Some of these could include:
*Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census
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Source: Community Data Network, Custom Tabulation Statistics Canada, Census of Population - 2001