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Winnipeg

THE HEART OF THE NATION BEATS HERE

Meetings mean business in Winnipeg, where the welcomes are always warm. Located in the centre of Canada, this mid-sized, cosmopolitan city boasts a multicultural population where over 100 languages are spoken. Meeting planners reap the rewards here thanks to the city’s state-of-the-art, newly expanded convention centre and world-class off-site meeting venues. Only-in-Winnipeg experiences — from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to cocktails with polar bears at Assinboine Park Zoo — create memorable take-aways delegates will always remember from meeting here.

Winnipeg by the Numbers

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

6,600

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

63,800 sq m | 687,000 sq ft

RBC Convention Centre

24,526 sq m | 264,000 sq ft |
9,000 Gala

Biggest hotel ballroom

2,380 sq m | 25,000 sq ft |
2,000 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Meetings Winnipeg

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Central Time Zone

Current Time

This place is perfect for meetings that

  • Align with Winnipeg’s major economic sectors: clean energy, agribusiness, life sciences, ICT, advanced manufacturing and financial services pros are all here
  • Want to spark conversation with memorable experiences
  • Value a connected downtown that’s easy to navigate — it's only a 15-minute drive to the airport  
  • Applaud the arts, folklore and nature
  • Enjoy authentic, Prairie hospitality
  • Embrace original thought

You can count on

  • Open hearts. Open minds. Winnipeg is open for business
  • State-of-the-art RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg —  features large exhibit space with natural light and complimentary WiFi
  • A big bang for your meeting budget
  • World-class galleries, museums, parks and performance spaces for group events
  • Access to top performers, musicians, and dancers
  • Winnipeg’s dynamic cultural and performing arts scene creating plenty of opportunities for discovery any day of the week before, after, or in-between meetings

Moving your people

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) to your registration desk: 15-minute drive

Once you’re here:  Motorcoach, trolley, ice skates, kayak, canoe

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

Planning Essentials

Get a good night’s rest 

Winnipeg will tuck you into a full range of guest rooms. From boutique to brand hotels you know, and an iconic historic hotel. Most of the major convention hotels connect by a heated indoor skywalk leading to the RBC Convention Centre, city attractions and great restaurants. Familiar names you’ll recognize include: Best Western, Delta, Fairmont, Hilton, Holiday Inn and Radisson.

Stretch your budget in Canada 

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.

Groups from outside of Canada may be eligible for financial or tax incentives — inquire at time of booking

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

January to March

July to August

Weather

Spring

-4°C to 6°C

25°F to 43°F

Summer

14°C to 23°C

57°F to 73°F

Fall

2°C to 10°C

36°F to 50°F

Winter

-19°C to -9°C

-2°F to 16°F

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit