East Kildonan



East Kildonan is a popular suburb that stakes its territory west from the Red River to Panet Road on the east and again north from Oakland Avenue almost to Harbison Avenue in the south. Largely residential and stretching down Henderson Highway, E.K. residents constantly course downtown over the Disraeli Freeway.


Those who call East Kildonan home know the community by heart – this is a community with deep roots and a lot of long time residents. They’ve gone to school there or started a family there. Some like the access to other parts of the city while others are hard-core locals who wouldn’t venture past the bridge.

The Vibe

The Municipality of Kildonan was divided into East and West Kildonan in 1914. East Kildonan then divided into northern and southern regions in 1925, the south saw increased residential and commercial development and the north continued on as farmland. The area grew and developed slowly, with plenty of recreational green space being preserved. Today, it's home to many family-friendly communities, including Sun Valley, River East, Valley Gardens, and Algonquin Estates.

Meet the Neighbours

North Kildonan encompasses a variety of neighbourhoods and popular outdoor recreational sites like Kilcona Park and the Bunn's Creek Trail. According to Statistics Canada census (2006), the area is home to people from all age groups and a variety of ethnicities. Just over 50 percent of the population is legally married and the largest employment sectors – at roughly 40 percent combined – are health care/social assistance, retail, and manufacturing.

In the Area

North Kildonan offers residents and visitors plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition to the spacious Kilcona Park, there are several parks along the Red River and Bunn's Creek. Golfers can tee off at Rossmere Golf & Country Club and Harbour View Golf Course & Recreation Complex. Shoppers can enjoy numerous small plazas along Henderson Highway and Nairn Avenue, and Kildonan Place shopping centre is located to the southeast.

Distance from City Hall

6.2 km

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

As is the case in most suburbs, the majority of North Kildonan residents rely on a private vehicle to get around, with just over 13 percent identifying transit as their primary form of transportation in the 2006 census. The areas of North and East Kildonan are serviced by Winnipeg Transit routes 11, 20, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 77, 85, and 90.

The Good, the Bad & the Rest

A provincial plan to create a walking-biking route under the reconstructed and elevated Perimeter Highway between North Kildonan and East St. Paul has not been embraced by all residents. While the proposed project would create a through-pass for cyclists, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles, critics believe it will bring heavy traffic and physically divide the neighbourhood, and that there is not sufficient need for such a structure to warrant the cost.

Dollars & Sense

According to 2006 census results, residents of the ward of North Kildonan enjoyed an average household income just above the city-wide average ($65,354 vs. $63,023) and North Kildonan home prices were about $10,000 higher than the city average that year. The area offers affordable family-friendly entertainment and dining options at places such as Rossmere Lanes bowling alley, the Famous Players movie theatres at Kildonan Place, and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery.

Neighbourhood Hotspots

North Kildonan Community Centre

North Kildonan residents can enjoy the fitness, weight loss, and community programs available here. The rental hall is licensed for up to 300 people and is a popular venue for a variety of functions.

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North Kildonan Mennonite Church

The origins of this church date back to the first Mennonite settlers in North Kildonan in 1928. Over the years, the site has expanded to include a meeting house basement, upper building, and education wing.

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Kilcona Park

The largest park in the North Kildonan area, Kilcona features lots of recreational opportunities, including ponds, baseball diamonds, a soccer pitch, an off-leash dog park, asphalt walking paths, and an 18-hole disc golf course.

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Rossmere Golf and Country Club

This golf, curling, and all-season social facility is open to members, non-members, and guests. Try out the 18-hole golf course or relax in the licensed restaurant. Picturesque grounds also make Rossmere a popular wedding venue.

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Rossmere Lanes

One of city's oldest and most beloved bowling alleys, Rossmere Lanes has been entertaining Winnipeggers since 1960. This family-friendly spot offers glow and bingo bowling, leagues, and birthday party packages.

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Kildonan Place

Located to the southeast, the area's largest shopping centre offers almost 100 shops and services, a six-screen movie theatre, and a food court. Tenants include Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart, Foot Locker, and The Body Shop.

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Demographic Data

East Kildonan