Jane’s Walk Winnipeg

Jane's Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. On the first weekend of May every year, Jane's Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane's Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods and discover unseen aspects of their communities. Celebrating Jane's ideas and principles, we encourage walking together to create connections between creativity and community, to engage experiences as both observers and participants, and for shared reflection, questioning, and re-imagining.

Taking into consideration the guidance of public health authorities to continue physical distancing practices to control the spread of COVID-19, Jane’s Walk Winnipeg is taking the form of guided walks posted online. Check out the guided walking tours below and follow along from the comfort of your own home or by heading out onto the same route on your own time. 

May 26, 2020
The final virtual Jane's Walk of 2020 was created by Sarah Hodges-Kolisnyk, a photographer and art educator who is passionate about making art accessible and engaging to everyone. Sarah has taught creative photography techniques for over 10 years, delivers public art tours in Winnipeg, and is continuing to learn about diversifying the viewer experience while pursuing her Master's Degree in Cultural Studies. This tour was designed to introduce key art concepts and give you critical tools to form a personal response to the artworks. 

Take the tour!

May 8, 2020
Our next Jane's Walk comes from West Broadway resident and walk enthusiast Rob Shaw, who loves to share his love for Winnipeg by creating and leading tours of all of the hidden and unique parts of our city. 

West Broadway is a community rich in diversity, culture, and people. This self-guided, socially-distanced walk will give you a new insight into this vibrant, inner-city neighbourhood while discovering some of its beautiful public art.

Follow the map and read along!

May 1, 2020
Check out these two Jane's Walks from the University of Manitoba's Office of Sustainability:

Bannatyne Campus Walk
This tour explores the history of the University of Manitoba Bannatyne campus and Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC) and its relationship to the community through its buildings, campus design and sustainability features. This walk will feature Jacob Penner Park, Central Energy Plant and the Medicine Garden for Indigenous Learning.

Fort Garry Campus Walk 
This walk explores sustainability topics such as Energy, Transportation, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainability Education, Health & Well-being, and Indigenous connection to this land on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus. This walk will feature the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the campus Re-Shop, UMCycle and Migizii Agamik.