Fort Richmond is located between the Red River and Pembina Highway between the Perimeter Highway on the south and the University of Manitoba on the north. Besides parks and residential development, it contains commercial property along much of the east side of Pembina Highway.
Fort Richmond was established in the early 1960’s and was developed until the mid 1980’s. This community was developed to service the growing demand for housing near the University of Manitoba. The University of Manitoba was founded in 1877. It is Manitoba's largest, most comprehensive, and only research-intensive post-secondary education institution. The campus consists of more than 60 major buildings, spanning over 676 acres. Along with great places to meet, socialize and enjoy campus life, the University of Manitoba has a beautiful park and the lush banks of the Red River border the Campus as well as Fort Richmond. There have been other neighbourhoods that have built up around Fort Richmond to catch the over flow of interest for this part of the city. Fort Garry, Richmond West, Waverley Heights and St. Norbert are a few of the neighbouring communities close to the University of Manitoba. Fort Richmond is approximately located 14km from downtown and 18.5km from the airport.
The style of houses found here include; Bungalows, Two Storey, Bi-Levels and Split Level homes. Homes in this area sell in a range from $200,000 up to $1,000,000. Fort Richmond also offers a large number of Condominium projects. Condo styles available are Apartment style, Townhouse, Bungalow, and Split Level. Condominiums sales start at around $130,000 and go up to $500,000.
Schools and Services
Pembina Trails School Division manages this community’s schools. For more details please visit the Pembina Trails website.
As mentioned previous, Fort Richmond houses the University of Manitoba. The university maintains a reputation as a top research-intensive post-secondary educational institution and conducts more research annually than any other university in the region. It is the largest university both by total student enrollment and campus area in the province of Manitoba and the 17th largest in all of Canada. The university's raised admissions standards, wide array of professional disciplines, and global outreach have resulted in one of the most diverse student bodies in Western Canada. The campus includes both Faculties of Law and Medicine, and boasts hundreds of degree programs.
Victoria General Hospital, located at 2340 Pembina Highway, has over 231 beds with more than 1200 staff and 300 volunteers.
The Pembina Trail Library is located at 2724 Pembina Highway and services the areas of Fort Richmond and Richmond West.
Pembina Highway offers a wide variety of strip mall shops and services. The Fort Richmond Plaza Mall hosts Sobeys, and several other specialty shops and services.
Fort Richmond is home to sporting teams of all levels. Because of the proximity to the University of Manitoba, residents of Fort Richmond can attend a variety of university-level sporting events. These sports consist of hockey, volleyball, basketball, football, soccer, and much more. Fort Richmond is also the home to the Investors Group Stadium, where the Winnipeg Blue Bombers call home. This stadium can hold up to 40,000 spectators and has been a popular venue for well-known artists, international events such as FIFA, and much more.
This community has a number of indoor and outdoor Recreation facilities. King’s Park is the areas largest riverside park that hosts a number of facilities including a Chinese Pagoda, 2 baseball diamonds, football fields, soccer fields, picnic areas, rock gardens, and public washrooms. The Fort Richmond Community Centre offers both indoor and outdoor sports, as well as a variety of community events.
Richmond Kings Community Centre
666 Silverstone Avenue
Margaret Grant Pool
685 Dalhousie Drive
Subway South Soccer Complex
211 Chancellor Matheson Rd
Phone: (204) 953-4747
Bus Routes from Silverstone and Dalhousie:
Route 62 – Pembina
Route 72 – South Point
Route 137 – Richmond Super Express
Route 162 – Fort Richmond-St Norbert Express
Route 170 – Richmond
From the University of Manitoba:
Route 36 – Northwest Super Express
Route 51 – St. Vital Centre/U of M (Smart Park)
Route 60 – Pembina to Downtown
Route 72 – South Point
Route 75 – Crosstown East
Route 76 – St. Vital Centre
Route 78 – Crosstown West (Smart Park)
Route 137 – Richmond Super Express (Balmoral Station)
Route 160 – Pembina to Downtown (less stops)
Route 161 – University Super Express (to Downtown)
Route 185 – Osborne Village Express