Easy to Get to and Easy to Get Around
Winnipeg is the centre of North America and a Canadian hub, meaning lower average travel time and cost for every destination in Canada and offers more regular flights than for cities of the same size elsewhere. Winnipeg has direct flights to Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and other large U.S. cities.
Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is in the “top five” of Canadian cargo airports and is one of the only 24-hour international airports in Canada. A $560 million airport upgrading was recently completed and includes a new terminal. Cargo and courier business at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is significant and growing with corporate tenants that include Purolator, Federal Express, United Parcel Service as well as Air Canada Cargo.
Commuting & Transit Within Winnipeg
Winnipeggers enjoy low transportation costs and have the shortest commutes of any major metropolitan city in Canada. Winnipeg’s downtown is a true city centre with neighbourhoods on all sides and, as a result, nearly any part of the city can be reached in little more than a 20-minute drive.
The City of Winnipeg’s public bus transit service, Winnipeg Transit, is responsible for the provision of public transportation services including regular transit, handi-transit, chartered bus service and special events services. Today, Winnipeg Transit operates approximately 540 buses on 68 fixed routes throughout the city. Depending on demand, the scheduled service provided may include main line routes, express routes or suburban feeders.
To discuss Economic Development in Winnipeg, please contact:
Senior Manager, Strategic Research
E: Edward Suzuki