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A National Historic Site due to its well-preserved collection of turn-of-the-last-century warehouse and commercial buildings, this area derives its name from the many stock and commodity exchanges that developed in the city between 1880 and 1920. At the time Winnipeg was dubbed the “Chicago of the North” because of its role as a rail transportation hub. Visitors to the Exchange District will find a shopper’s paradise. Interlocking brick sidewalks are dotted with unique boutiques offering clothing and footwear, nestled beside antique shops, toy stores and galleries with home furnishings, artworks and more. The newest addition to the area is Waterfront Drive, a scenic route that follows the Red River.