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City Population663,617

Elevation229 m/763 ft.

Sales TaxManitoba's provincial sales tax is 8 percent. A 5 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) is levied in Canada on most sales and services. There is a 5 percent accommodations tax on hotel/motel rooms where there are four or more letting rooms.

Emergency911

Police (non-emergency)(204) 986-6222

Temperature(204) 983-2050

HospitalsConcordia Hospital, (204) 667-1560; Grace Hospital, (204) 837-0111; Health Sciences Centre, (204) 787-3661; St. Boniface Hospital, (204) 233-8563; Seven Oaks General Hospital, (204) 632-7133; Victoria General Hospital, (204) 269-3570.

Visitor Information Tourism Winnipeg Suite 810, One Lombard Pl. Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3. Phone:(204)943-1970 or (855)734-2489Tourism Winnipeg is open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30

Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre at The Forks 21 Forks Market Rd. Winnipeg, MB R3C 4T7. Phone:(204)927-7838 or (800)665-0040

Air TravelCheap airline flights can be found from cities all over the country as well as internationally. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) is about 8 kilometres (5 mi.) northwest of downtown off Metro Rte. 90. Daily bus service between the airport and downtown is provided by Winnipeg Transit routes 15 and 20 between 5:50 a.m. and 12:49 a.m. The one-way fare is $2.95; $2.45 (ages 6-16 and 65+); passengers must have exact change—bills and pennies are not accepted. Phone 311 or (877) 311-4974 for information. Taxis to downtown cost around $20 and a sedan costs around $32. Major hotels offer limousine service for travel to and from the airport.

Rental CarsHertz, (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members. Winnipeg locations are at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, phone (204) 925-6625, and 1577 Erin St., phone (204) 925-6629. Contact your AAA travel agent to add rental car reservations to your vacation packages.

Rail ServiceThe VIA Rail Canada depot is downtown at Union Station, 123 Main St.; phone (888) 842-7245.

TaxisCab companies include Duffy's, (204) 925-0101; and Unicity, (204) 925-3131. Winnipeg rates start at $3.50 plus an average rate of $1.71 per kilometre or $2.02 per mile.

Public TransportationWinnipeg Transit, the public bus system, serves downtown Winnipeg and its suburbs. Route maps and route information are available by phoning 311 (within Winnipeg) or visiting the Winnipeg Transit website. Bus fare is $2.95, $2.45 (ages 6-16, ages 65+ and students with ID); riders must have exact change. More than 500 of the buses have accessibility features including low floors, electric ramps and priority accessible seating.

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Winnipeg, MB

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Travel Information

City Population

663,617

Elevation

229 m/763 ft.

Sales Tax

Manitoba's provincial sales tax is 8 percent. A 5 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) is levied in Canada on most sales and services. There is a 5 percent accommodations tax on hotel/motel rooms where there are four or more letting rooms.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(204) 986-6222

Temperature

(204) 983-2050

Hospitals

Concordia Hospital, (204) 667-1560; Grace Hospital, (204) 837-0111; Health Sciences Centre, (204) 787-3661; St. Boniface Hospital, (204) 233-8563; Seven Oaks General Hospital, (204) 632-7133; Victoria General Hospital, (204) 269-3570.

Visitor Information

Suite 810, One Lombard Pl. Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3. Phone:(204)943-1970 or (855)734-2489

Air Travel

Cheap airline flights can be found from cities all over the country as well as internationally.

Rental Cars

Hertz, (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members. Winnipeg locations are at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, phone (204) 925-6625, and 1577 Erin St., phone (204) 925-6629. Contact your AAA travel agent to add rental car reservations to your vacation packages.

Rail Service

The VIA Rail Canada depot is downtown at Union Station, 123 Main St.; phone (888) 842-7245.

Taxis

Cab companies include Duffy's, (204) 925-0101; and Unicity, (204) 925-3131. Winnipeg rates start at $3.50 plus an average rate of $1.71 per kilometre or $2.02 per mile.

Public Transportation

Winnipeg Transit, the public bus system, serves downtown Winnipeg and its suburbs. Route maps and route information are available by phoning 311 (within Winnipeg) or visiting the Winnipeg Transit website. Bus fare is $2.95, $2.45 (ages 6-16, ages 65+ and students with ID); riders must have exact change. More than 500 of the buses have accessibility features including low floors, electric ramps and priority accessible seating.

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