TOURISM

WELCOME TO
WINNIPEG,
MANITOBA,
CANADA

Winnipeg is the province of Manitoba’s capital city located in the geographic centre of North America and Canada.

IT IS A VIBRANT CITY WITH A COSMOPOLITAN FLAIR AND COMMUNITY VALUES THAT COMBINE TO CREATE A WARM AND WELCOMING ENERGY.

With a population of approximately 800,000, Winnipeg is a city that continues to grow. The city’s key business sectors include advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, aerospace, energy and environment, financial services, information and communications technology, life sciences, tourism and transportation and distribution.

It is a four-season city where participants have so many choices to explore during free time with lively nightlife and dynamic music scenes, diverse eateries, thrilling professional sports, blissful spas, and renowned performing arts that are sure to impress.

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EXPLORE WINNIPEG

Discover why Vogue magazine calls Winnipeg “an absolute must-visit destination.” Experience the joy of polar bears swimming overhead then learn about the effects of climate change on species at the Journey to Churchill. Take an interactive journey through humanity’s struggles and triumphs at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, then head over to the charming Exchange District with its handsome architecture, hip restaurants, and fashionable shops. The Forks has a unique licensed public market that foodies will fancy along with scenic boat trips (summer) and the world’s most stylish skating trail (winter) along the Assiniboine and Red Rivers.

The Forks Food Hall and the Common
Ben Aguilar

WEATHER

Winnipeg experiences a continental climate characterized by four distinct seasons. Average temperatures range between -12 degrees Celsius (+10 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter months to +26 degrees Celsius (+79 degrees in summer. Due to its northern location, Winnipeg enjoys 2,372 hours of sunlight annually, one of the highest of Canadian cities, and an average of 51 centimetres of precipitation each year.

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the-james-armstrong-richardson-international-airport
Aj Batac

GETTING HERE

Winnipeg is conveniently located at the geographic centre of North America, providing comparable flying times into Winnipeg from either coast or major U.S. cities. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, recently named one of the 10 most stylish terminals in the world, is ready to welcome participants from near and far with 80 flights per day arriving into the city. Major airlines servicing Winnipeg include: Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and WestJet, along with many other regional airlines.

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GETTING AROUND

Getting around the city is a breeze. Choose from taxis, limousines, buses or car rentals. Some hotels also offer theirown complimentary shuttle service for guests.

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