Visit our vibrant campuses, which offer a wealth of services, events and attractions. You can travel to the U of M by bike, by bus or by car. We promote sustainable transportation options to and throughout our campuses. Plan your route with the information below.
The University of Manitoba is well-served by public transit. Read on to learn more.
U-Pass and Peggo cards
Registered students are automatically entitled to a U-Pass, providing unlimited access to Winnipeg transit services during Fall and Winter terms. Pick up your U-Pass at University Centre (Fort Garry Campus) or at UMSU Answers in the Brodie Centre Atrium at the Bannatyne Campus.
Winnipeg Transit’s Peggo card is a reloadable electronic pass that can be used outside of the Fall and Winter terms.
Park and Ride locations
Winnipeg Transit has 11 designated Park and Ride locations around the city. Simply park your vehicle in a designated space and hop on a bus.
Bike and bus
On select routes (160, 162, 170) you can load your bike on a bike rack located on the front of the bus. Alternatively, park your bike in one of Winnipeg Transit’s bike lockers, located at rapid transit stations (Fort Rouge, Osborne and Harkness), and Osborne Junction and Taylor Park and Ride sites. Bikes must be retrieved by 1:00 am.
Winnipeg Transit strives to improve accessible transit options. Since 2016, all buses have been low-floor for easy wheelchair access.
Rapid transit: coming soon
The City of Winnipeg’s Rapid Transit construction project at the Fort Garry Campus is scheduled to be completed between 2019 and 2020. This construction is part of the early works for the Southwest Transitway project. Stage 2 of the project will be completed in late 2019, with operation beginning in April 2020.
There are two main University of Manitoba campuses. The Fort Garry campus is in the south end of the city off University Crescent. The main entrance to the campus is on Chancellor Matheson Road off Pembina Highway. The Bannatyne campus can be reached by turning onto Tecumseh St. from Notre Dame Ave. or William Ave. You can also go down Emily St. from Notre Dame Ave. to find the campus.
Cycling can be a fast, fun, and inexpensive way to travel to University of Manitoba campuses. As cycling facilities continue to expand both on and leading to our campuses, more and more University community members are arriving by bike.
Find a cycling buddy
Not sure who to cycle with? GoManitoba can help link you with other bike commuters, so you don’t have to ride alone.
Staff who bike, run or walk to campus can purchase a shower-only pass at Max Bell on Fort Garry or Joe Doupe on Bannatyne campus. Purchase day pass access for $2, or monthly pass access for $10. Register at Recreation Services Reception in Frank Kennedy Centre (Fort Garry campus), or in Room 030 at the Brodie Centre (Bannatyne campus).
- Gear up. Take the weight off your back with bike panniers, and don’t forget a good U-lock and bike lights, especially if you’re riding at dawn or dusk.
- Get protection. Register your bike with City of Winnipeg Community Services Bicycle Recovery Section.
- Stay safe. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has a wealth of information on cycling safely.
- Lock it up. The frame and one wheel should be secure with a solid steel U-lock. Secure any additional quick-release parts, including your second wheel and seat, with another U-lock or a double-end cable lock.
- See something, say something. Report bike theft or suspicious behaviour to Campus Security Services and Winnipeg Police.
Bike lockers and parkade
Weather-protected bike lockers are available for rent on the Fort Garry campus.
Located on the ground level of the University Parkade, the Bike Station is a covered, enclosed parking facility for 100 bikes, secured with a card-lock system. Fill out a registration form for access. U of M card programming available through Physical Plant. $10 admin fee applies.
Keep your bike in good working order with these on-campus options:
- UMCycle Bike Kiosk is a full-service bike shop, located at the intersection of the Curry Place Pedway and Sidney Smith Street, in the centre of the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus.
- Self-serve bicycle repair stations with pumps are located at the Bannatyne Campus in front of the Brodie Centre.
The University of Manitoba is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible community for all faculty, students and staff, and a welcoming environment for visitors to our campuses. We continue to build and develop accessible programming to ensure that everyone can enjoy our campuses and what the university has to offer.