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Population: 698,210

Elevation: 764 feet above sea level

Land Area: 462 square miles

Location: Winnipeg is located at the geographic centre of North America situated at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. It is the capital city of the province of Manitoba, which borders the provinces of Ontario to the east, Saskatchewan to the west, Nunavut to the north, and the U.S. states of Minnesota and North Dakota to the south. It is 1,300 miles west of Toronto and is Manitoba's only major city.

Time Zone: Central Time Zone (when it’s noon in Winnipeg, it’s 1pm in Toronto and 10am in Vancouver). Winnipeg observes Daylight Savings Time from April - October.

Weather:

Average Temperatures

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

°C

-18.6

-16.0

-8.2

3.3

11.2

16.7

19.6

18.2

12.3

5.4

-5.1

-14.1

2.0

°F

-1.4

3.2

17.2

37.9

52.2

62.1

67.3

64.8

54.1

41.7

22.8

6.6

35.6

Climate:

Winnipeg experiences a continental climate characterized by four distinct seasons creating a variety of weather conditions throughout the year. Average temperatures range between -12 degrees Celsius (+10.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter months to +26 degrees Celsius (+78.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summertime. In terms of sunlight, Winnipeg receives over 2,300 hours of sunlight annually. Due to its northern location, Winnipeg residents enjoy up to 16 hours of sunlight daily during the summer months. Winnipeg’s precipitation averages approximately 51.4 centimetres (20.2 inches) per year.

When to Go
Spring, summer, winter or fall, Manitoba is one of the sunniest spots in all of Canada. Experience beach-weather warmth on a typical afternoon in July (average temperature about 79º F) and the snowy crispness of a cold winter's day (average temperature 7º F). When to go depends on the visitor's preference for winter or summer activities. Winnipeg has the perfect weather for any season.

How to Get There:

By Car

For those traveling by road east/west, Winnipeg is conveniently located on Canada’s Trans Canada Highway and Yellowhead Route. For those traveling to and from the United States, Winnipeg is only 97 km (60 miles) north of the Canada U.S. border and connects directly with Interstate 29.

By Air

Winnipeg International Airport
2000 Wellington Avenue

204-987-9402

St. Andrews Airport

202-705 South Gate Rd.
St. Andrews, MB R1A 3P9

204-983-3735

Ground Transportation

Taxis/Automobile Rental Pickup at most hotels, airport, bus depot and VIA Rail Station. Automobile rental is available at the airports as well as select locations throughout the city. Limousines are available from airport to downtown hotels and businesses.


By Bus

Buses (regional)

Beaver
204- 989-7007

Greyhound
204-783-8857

Grey Goose
204-784-4537

By Train

VIA Rail
800-561-8630, from U.S. call 800-561-3949


How to Get Around:

The easiest way to get around is by either personal or rental car. Bus transportation is also available.

Buses (local)

Winnipeg Transit

204-986-5700

The Downtown Flyer offers free and easy travel in the downtown area. Portage and Memorial and back to The Forks.

National Holidays:

New Years Day January 1

Good Friday Varies

Easter Monday Varies

Victoria Day Monday preceding May 25

Canada Day July 1 (The Holidays Act provides that July 2 is Canada Day when July 1 Is a Sunday)

Labour Day First Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day Second Monday of October

Remembrance Day November 11

Christmas Day December 25

Boxing Day December 26


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