Top Reasons to Meet
When the time is right, here are some of the top reasons Winnipeg is an ideal destination to host your future business event.
Winnipeg is located in the geographic centre of Canada and North America, making travel time shorter and more convenient for delegates to fly in from both coasts to Winnipeg's award-winning airport terminal. Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba, a resource-rich province of 1.3 million people bordered by Ontario to the east, Saskatchewan to the west, and North Dakota and Minnesota to the south. The city is just 100 km (62 miles) from the United States border.
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
- 264,000 sq. ft. total meeting and exhibit space
- $180M in recent state-of-the-art renovations
The RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg is a uniquely designed facility with 260,000 sq. ft. of meeting and trade show space over three floors and is the fourth largest publicly owned convention centre in Canada. Diversified spaces range from ballrooms and a theatre to boardrooms, Encore Canada's state-of-the-art virtual presentation stage and 131,000 sq. ft. of pillar-less exhibit space complete with drive-through access ramps. Creating exceptional delegate experiences are a top priority and its culinary and service offerings sets it apart. It is conveniently located in the heart of the city next to hotels, dining, attractions, and sport facility options.
Winnipeg's awe-inspiring attractions include the architecturally iconic Canadian Museum for Human Rights; Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park — the world's most comprehensive Arctic species exhibit; Qaumajuq, the Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, which is home to the largest contemporary Inuit art collection in the world; Canada's Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park (opening in 2022) — a $75 million indoor/outdoor horticultural attraction that replicates biomes from across the globe; and The Forks, a vibrant centre for gathering where you can feel the pulse of the city. To get a taste of the experiences, these attractions have curated virtual experiences to inspire you from home.
Winnipeg offers more than 7,100 hotel rooms throughout the city, with many of the 1,900 downtown rooms connected by skywalks and indoor temperature-controlled areas to the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. Lodging options include everything from well-known chains to stylish boutique properties to historic hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts, plus low-cost options like hostels and universities.
Team Winnipeg is here to help. With a cooperative partnership of more than 50 suppliers led by Tourism Winnipeg, you can connect with us, and we will provide all of the resources that you will need before, during, and after your event. We will work together to ensure your group's meeting or convention is a complete success. As we navigate these post-pandemic times, friendly Manitoba and our industry colleagues continue to be committed to your needs and the evolution of the events industry.