Winnipeg Arts Council

Jane’s Walk Winnipeg

Thanks for walking and talking with us Winnipeg!

Did you participate in Jane's Walk 2024? Please tell us what you think and enter our draw for a chance to win a free tee: SURVEY LINK

We believe that sharing a walk (or ride or roll) is a powerful tool for community change, and we hope that you'll take part! 

Jane's Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by citizen activist 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.

Winnipeg Walks take place May 3rd through the 5th, 2024. Join us! *Walks are FREE and open to anyone, accessibility information will be provided with each walk summary as they are posted, they are non-commercial and non-partisan, and they are meant to encourage and support dialogue.*

Get outside and engage with us on Instagram! Follow us @JanesWalkWinnipeg and tag your posts with #JanesWalkWinnipeg

“There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.” ~ Jane Jacobs

We also have a library of virtual Jane's Walk maps that are accessible throughout Jane's Walk weekend and beyond. You can choose a map and head out on your own and come back to try a new route anytime!

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Call for Walk Leaders 2024

Do you have a favorite city space, or neighbourhood spot? Do you have knowledge to share about local history, heritage, or communities? Do you have a favorite park, or want people to look closer at our city’s flora and fauna? Maybe you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to start a conversation about a cause, or facilitate building community? Well, consider leading a walk!

Fill out the I want to lead a Jane's Walk Google Form and tell us about your walk!

Do you want to share a virtual walk?

Do you want to share a virtual walk?
New virtual walks are welcome anytime! Please share the details here:

Winnipeg Walking Trails, Maps & Resources