5th May 2021 Safer Travel


Winnipeg , the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. It’s a culturally diverse city with more than 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the region. Well known for its unique winter experiences, flourishing arts scene and colourful festivals. As well as this, Winnipeg is also home to some incredible green spaces with access to many outdoor activities.

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Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.

  • Emergency Services: 911
  • Language: English and French
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Country Code: CA
  • Travel Visa: eTA
  • Population: 824,771

Risk Level

Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;

Overall Risk 55%
Pickpickets 55%
Mugging 60%
Common Crimes 50%

Travellers Tips

Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.


For the Emergency services just dial 911 from any phone.

Hospitals in Winnipeg

Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg:

Saint Boniface Hospital:

Tourist Offices

Travelling Around



James Armstrong Richardson International Airport:

Winnipeg Safety

  • Where can I keep up with local news in Winnipeg?
  • Are there any unsafe areas to watch out for?

    Take particular care if you’re visiting Lord Selkirk Park, Centennial, Central Park or Portage-Ellice during your travels.

  • What are some top travel safety tips?

    Walking alone at night is never a good idea, especially for women. If staying with a group is not an option, make sure to remain in lit areas and take safe modes of transportation (car or taxi).

    Winnipeg has some incredible bars, but certain bars are known for hosting patrons who get a little out of control. People like to come to dive bars to have more than a few drinks, and the amount of alcohol consumed can lead to rowdiness and potentially violence. Many of these bars are in the North End, but you can find them all over.


Annual Events

Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.

Winnipeg Events

Pride Winnipeg

An annual festival that reflects the values of Winnipeg, advocates for equality, and celebrates Winnipeg’s gender, sexual, and relationship diverse communities.​​ Runs annually and consists of an array of cultural events that celebrate the incredibly diverse community that supports or identifies with the GSRD community.

Winnipeg Highlights

  • Where’s the best place to eat in Winnipeg?

    Santa Ana Pizzeria and Bistro: The Santa Ana Pizzeria and Bistro is a wood-fired pizzeria with a cosy atmosphere that is perfect for a dining experience or celebration centred on 1631 St. Mary’s Road

    Nathan Detroit’s Sandwich Pad: Try some of the best handmade sandwiches in Winnipeg with Nathan Detroit’s Sandwich Pad where you can choose from a multitude of sandwiches and wraps. On L4-1 Lombard Place Concourse Concourse Level, Fairmont Hotel/Richardson Bldg

  • What are some cool things to do in Winnipeg?

    The Manitoba Museum: A Museum primarily devoted to the human and natural history of the province. Comes with nine permanent galleries and a highly interactive Science Gallery and Planetarium

    Assiniboine Park and Zoo: A large zoo home to a wide variety of animals, flora, and fauna. Special emphasis is given to creatures of the northern latitudes, including a significant number of polar bears, though there are also some exotic species such as the Siberian tiger and red kangaroo.

    Royal Canadian Mint: visit the building where over 55 billion Canadian coins have been produced. You can follow the whole minting process in the recently renovated tour area. Interactive displays show how coins are manufactured from start to finish.