Learn about the history of Riverview through the resources below.
Riverview Street Names History
Learn the history of every street name in Riverview.
85 Years in Riverview – a PowerPoint about Ed Taylor’s life in Riverview.
Memories are made of this – What it was like to grow up in the fifties – Excerpt on the history of Riverview from a book by Melinda McCracken.
Memories of Riverview Community Centre, the 1950s – a history of the community centre by Wayne Stewart.
Read about the Park Line electric streetcars that sparked the development of Riverview HERE.
Read here about the history of River Park from Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada HERE.
Read about the history of River Park from The Sou’wester HERE.
View a map of Riverpark on page three of Social Philosophy and the Early Development of Winnipeg’s Public Parks HERE.
Read about the history of Elm Park from Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada HERE.
Read about the history of the River Park race track from Assiniboia Downs HERE.
Read a detailed account of the history of the River Park race track from the Manitoba Historical Society HERE.
Read more about the history of the Riverview Health Centre from Heritage Winnipeg HERE.
Read about the history of the Park Theatre from local history blog West End Dumplings HERE.
Read about the Brandon Avenue Floatplane Base from a panel at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada HERE.
Read about the history and development of Riverview in Jino Distasio’s thesis, Neighbourhood Evolution in Winnipeg: An Analysis of Riverview and Lord Roberts HERE.
Read Geraldine Hamilton’s memories of River Park in the book Fort Garry remembered II HERE.
Riverview History Photo Gallery
Browse through our gallery of historic Riverview photos.
Riverview Maps Timeline
Watch the development of Winnipeg’s Riverview community through historic maps.
Fort Rouge Through The Years – A Souvenir Booklet – 1974
This pamphlet details the history of Fort Rouge, including Riverview. It can be accessed through the University of Manitoba Website, linked below.
Pages of note:
Page 18: The Park Theatre
Page 28: Municipal Hospitals (now Riverview Health Centre)
Page 30: Public Transportation: The Early Years in Fort Rouge
Page 43: Riverview Community Centre
Page 52: River Park