Located along Portage Avenue, the greater St. James area was one of Winnipeg's original districts, with the Royal Canadian Air Force 17 Wing base located in the heart. Today, sunny St. James is a cluster of boutiques, restaurants, cafés and specialty stores. It is also home to the city's largest shopping mall CF Polo Park, as well as numerous other big box retailers. While Assiniboine Park is technically located in Tuxedo, it is accessible from St. James by a pedestrian bridge over the Assiniboine River. This beautiful green space features a zoo, duck pond, restaurants, new children's adventure playground area, Qualico Family Centre, trails, fields, English gardens, restaurants, a pavilion and a stage.