Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg, or ‘The ‘Peg’, happily competes with Canada’s bigger urban centers in terms of art, music and dance.

The capital of Manitoba is a booming hub for new restaurants and it has a wide-ranging club scene with a host of special events that have a distinct, local flavor. The city is well known for its Philharmonic Choir and internationally renowned Folk Festival.

One of the great features of this Canadian city is the 30-block Exchange District, boasting many of Canada’s best 20th-Century buildings. Trendy bistros and brick and beam restaurants, cafes, drinking places, and galleries fill the bustling streets of this city.

At the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers is the Forks National Historic Site. Inside its 54 acres of land are a busy central market, fantastic accommodation and dining, lush green gardens, a beautiful skate park, and one of the longest skating trails in the world.

House sitting and pet sitting in Winnipeg, Manitoba

People who are looking for a fantastic wildlife experience can try the Churchill Exhibit in the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Seals and polar bears dive, swim, and play while you observe from below a glass dome. The Zoo also features some rare animals like snow leopards and red pandas.

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One of the most affluent areas in the city is the Tuxedo-Assiniboine Park neighborhood. Residents here test their golf skills in the fairways of the Tuxedo Golf course. The neighborhood now includes the Shaftesbury campus of the Canadian Mennonite University.

The residents of the Academy Road neighborhood are exposed to a fantastic assortment of restaurants and cafes. Fusion Grill has been offering farm-to-table dining long before it became a trend.

Linden Woods is a safe and thriving community south of Tuxedo. The population here is diverse and enjoys a selection of green spaces and neighborhood parks and a beautiful man-made lake.


Winnipeg punches above it's weight in terms of activities and attractions. It is freezing in winter and toasty in summer, with every season in between. Being the seventh most populated municipality in Canada, the "Gateway to the West" is a wonderful place to house sit.



*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.