Why Winnipeg

Central and Convenient Location

Located in the geographic centre of North America, flying into Winnipeg means shorter travel times and more affordable flights from either coast. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is a convenient 10-minute drive to the city centre and welcomes more than 80 flights per day.


Winnipeg’s enthusiastic volunteers continue to step up whenever an opportunity is presented. In the most recent Statistics Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (2013), Manitoba’s 52% volunteer rate ranked well above the Canadian average of 44%.

A successful track record

The city offers tremendous value from first-rate venues and facilities, competitive accommodation pricing to seasoned event management and unprecedented engagement of experienced volunteers while our community enthusiasm can’t be beat.

Look no further than Winnipeg – the ideal host city for your competition. The city’s passionate sporting community and fans are dedicated to making your championship a success!

We make it easy for you

Tourism Winnipeg provides free services and support to ensure organizations have a successful sports competition in Winnipeg. Our dedicated staff will:

Make the Call

Tourism Winnipeg will invite your national organization to host your regional or national sports championship in Winnipeg

Prepare the Proposal

Tourism Winnipeg will prepare a bid presentation to showcase why Winnipeg is an ideal destination for your competition

Host a Site Visit

Tourism Winnipeg will coordinate a site visit of the city’s sport facilities for the decision-makers so they can see for themselves how ideal Winnipeg is as a host city

Present Accommodations and Venue Options

Tourism Winnipeg will distribute your event specifications to the city’s accommodations and sports venues to determine availability and rates for your convenience

Recommend Suppliers

Tourism Winnipeg will connect you with Winnipeg’s savvy sport facilities and service providers to ensure your championship is a success

Offer Marketing Service

Tourism Winnipeg will provide marketing materials for your athletes, coaches and spectators; supply videos and web links to increase attendance, customize itineraries for companion programs and pre/post tours and loan a wide selection of flags and banner displays

Provide Financial Incentives

The City of Winnipeg’s Special Event Tourism Fund may provide financial support depending on eligibility

World-class facilities

From the brand new Investors Group Field stadium, offering up to 40,000 seats, to the state-of-the-art MTS Centre in the heart of downtown, Winnipeg features high-calibre facilities. The city is also home to the new 172,000 sq. ft. MTS Iceplex, boasting four regulation-sized ice rinks and a Hockey Canada Centre of Excellence. We’ve also got the Winnipeg Soccer Federation’s new Indoor Soccer Complex, and its refurbished Outdoor Soccer complex that offers synthetic grass soccer fields.

Raising the Bar

From the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships to the Taekwondo Nationals to a series of cable wakeboarding events—such as the Monster Energy Triple Crown—Winnipeg loves to exceed expectations. Organizations depart the city having achieved a new level of success, proving once and again, that Winnipeg can deliver high-quality measurable results for their event.