Amber Trails in northwest Winnipeg


by Jerry Klein
One of Winnipeg’s most sought-after and fastest growing communities, Amber Trails, offers its residents a unique opportunity to live in an established and family-friendly community in northwest Winnipeg. When complete, the 400-acre development will be home to 1,900 residences with access to nature and recreational trails in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.  
The community, which was begun in the early 1990s, has matured over the years with large trees and well-established landscaped parks and pathways, so that new residents do not have to wait for amenities which are already in place in the older phases of the development.  
Developed by Genstar, a company with a 60-year legacy of creating residential communities in Canada, Amber Trails is designed to bring affordable luxury and lasting value to a wide range of demographics and lifestyles in a carefully planned and developed neighbourhood. 
“Young families, maturing families, empty nesters — everyone can see  themselves living in Amber Trails,” said Marc Brown, the development manager at
The community is connected by an extensive pathway system running through three lakes and 30 acres of parkland, green space and recreational areas. 
“The linear trail system is an example of the lasting legacy Genstar creates in our communities,” said Brown. “It’s our trademark and it has proven itself as a valued amenity in the community.” 
Located in close proximity to the Leila Avenue and McPhillips Street commercial district, Amber Trails residents can take advantage of convenient access to local retail outlets, entertainment venues, grocery stores and restaurants. Other essential and valued amenities, such as the Seven Oaks Hospital, are also nearby and easily accessible.  
The growing neighbourhood is now seeing the much anticipated construction of a new K to Grade 8 school and daycare. The modern, environmentally-friendly facility will be located on a 10-acre site which has been thoughtfully planned to complement existing neighbourhood amenities. 
“The momentum is growing in Amber Trails as
the neighbourhood reaches critical mass,” said Brown, noting that Phase 14 of the development will soon be available for new home construction, with only one
final phase to follow. 
“Phase 14 will feature a collection of affordable lots and the last remaining park lots in the development,” said Brown. “This phase is unique to northwest Winnipeg in that it features new home construction in an established community with existing value and developed neighbourhood amenities.”
What also makes Amber Trails attractive are the distinctive, high-quality homes from renowned home builders lsuch as Randall Homes, Qualico, Gino’s Homes, Ventura Homes, A&S Homes, Silverton Homes and Kensington Homes.
“These home builders bring quality construction and inspiring designs to the community with unique, quality homes to fit every lifestyle,” said Brown. “Whether you’re a young family looking for a place to raise your kids or an established family ready to relax and enjoy life, this diverse community has everything you need to feel at home.”
(Jerry Klein is the vice-president of Genstar
Development Company.)