Life in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is one of the most affordable cities in Canada and is full of opportunities. As the 2010 Culture Capital of Canada, Winnipeg is a city where people can experience a wide array of world-class arts and culture on every corner.

Winnipeg is also home to a professional baseball team, the Winnipeg Goldeyes, a National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Winnipeg Jets, and a professional football team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who will soon play in their new stadium located on the U of M campus.

Winnipeg's Climate

Winnipeg is a city which offers a full range of temperatures, ranging from +30 degrees Centigrade in the summer (June to August) to -30 degrees Centigrade in the Winter (November to March).

If you will be arriving in Winnipeg during the Winter, wear the warmest clothing you own, and wait until you are here to buy appropriate winter clothing.

For current temperatures in Winnipeg, visit the Environment Canada website.

Getting Around

Bus Service: Winnipeg's bus system is called Winnipeg Transit.  The Navigo Trip Planner can help you plan your bus route throughout the city.

Cab Companies:

  • Unicity Taxi: 925-3131
  • Duffy's Taxi: 925-0101
  • Spring Taxi: 774-8294
  • Blueline Taxi: 925-8888

General Winnipeg Transportation:

The City of Winnipeg website ( provides general information about transportation in the city, including bike routes and road construction.

Things to Do

Winnipeg has many of the attractions people are used to finding in larger cities such as great restaurants, nightclubs, festivals, concerts, parks, museums, theatres, symphony, ballet, professional and amateur sports, recreation centres etc.

Find out what Winnipeg has to offer and what's going on this week:

Tourism Winnipeg

Airport Information: Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

Local Newspapers: