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Seagrim Lakes Canoe Tour

Seagrim Lakes Canoe Tour
3 days
USD 457.65
This tour takes in the Seagrim lake chain, a set of small pristine lakes in Nopiming park. This area of the park is known for it's population of boreal caribou, as well as being an easy introduction to canoe camping, due to the small lakes and well established camp sites. It's perfect for anyone looking for a short trip with easy distances. It makes for a fun and accessible first trip!

Assiniboine Park Zoo General Admission

Assiniboine Park Zoo General Admission
1 day
USD 16.67
Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg in beautiful Assiniboine Park, the Assiniboine Park Zoo has been a favourite destination for families, tourists, school groups, and animal lovers for over a century. With over 80 park-like acres to explore, the Zoo is open year-round with both indoor and outdoor exhibits, providing visitors with the opportunity to interact with animal species from all corners of the globe. From polar bears to tigers to gibbons, the Zoo has close to 200 animal species, making it a must-see destination in every season.

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Winnipeg International Airport

Where is Winnipeg Airport?  

The point where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers meet in Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba on the Canadian prairies, was once a fur trading post. Today "The Forks" is a popular recreation and year-round gathering spot. Winter temperatures below -15°C (5°F), even as low as -40°C (-40°F) at times, coupled with biting wind, have earned the city the nickname "Winterpeg". In summer, however, the humidex (the combined effect of heat and humidity) reaches above 30°C (86°F), and the longest day of the year lasts 16 hours. In this city of contrasts, you'll find history and architecture, multiculturalism and culture, and a resilient people. 

Winnipeg International Airport (IATA: YWG, ICAO: CYWG), officially Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, also referred to as Winnipeg Richardson Airport, or more commonly known as Winnipeg Airport, is located 8 kilometres (5 miles) from  Winnipeg city centre, Manitoba, Canada.

Winnipeg Airport served 3,778,035 passengers in 2015, making it the busiest airport in the province.

Winnipeg Airport is a hub for Calm Air, Perimeter Aviation and NewLeaf. Other airlines that fly to Winnipeg Airport include Air Canada, Air Transat, Bearskin Airlines, Delta Air Lines, First Air, Sunwing Airlines, United Express and WestJet.

Note that Perimeter Aviation operates from a separate terminal building, referred to as the Perimeter Terminal.

Airlines that fly to Winnipeg Airport include Calgary, Cancún, Chicago, Churchill, Denver, Edmonton, Flin Flon, Fort Lauderdale, Halifax, Kelowna, Las Vegas, London, Mazatlan, Minneapolis, Montego Bay, Montréal, Ottawa, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Rankin Inlet, Red Lake, Regina, Saskatoon, The Pas, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, Varadero and Victoria.

We suggest your best bets for Winnipeg Airport transfers are taxi, the bus, or a hotel shuttle. Details are included in this guide.


 Other Items of Interest at Winnipeg Airport

Services at Winnipeg Airport include:

  • 7-11 convenience store 
  • Petro Canada gas station
  • Play areas
  • Chapel - Departures, near gate 4
  • Information Centre kiosk (including language services) - main level, near entrance door 3
  • Golding Ambassadors (volunteers) - look for their gold vests
  • Duty free pre-order service - buy upon arrival, collect it upon departure from Canada
  • Canadian Aviation Museum


The airport is fully operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Perimeter Aviation flights operate from the Perimeter Terminal.

Additional Winnipeg Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2020