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November 30, 2017

City of Winnipeg Winter Leisure Guide now available

Released: 10:40 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winter 2018 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and will be available this Saturday at a number of retail locations. Winnipeg Free Press subscribers will receive a copy in today's edition of the paper.

The Leisure Guide can also be viewed online by visiting

Activity registration will have staggered start dates as follows:

Tuesday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m. – Registration begins for swimming lessons only.

Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 a.m. – Registration for all other activities begins and swimming lesson registration continues.

Tuesday, December 19 at 8:00 a.m. – Registration begins for all activities for non-residents. For more information, please visit City of Winnipeg - Recreation Registration Non-Resident.

Registration for all activities will be ongoing after these start dates. For your convenience, the City offers a number of ways to register:


Visit City of Winnipeg - leisureonline

If you are planning to register for Winter 2018 Leisure Guide activities using leisureonline, please ensure that you are able to successfully log in to your online account BEFORE registration starts. If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please call 311.

For more information on accessing or creating your account, please visit City of Winnipeg – Registration Tips.

Call 311

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In-Person Registration Locations for December 12 and December 13 Only

The following Registration Centres will operate on December 12 and December 13 only:

In-person registration on December 12 and December 13 will also be accepted at the following locations (check in-person registration times at the facility of your choice by calling 311 or visiting

Queue numbers at all in-person registration locations will be handed out starting at 7:00 a.m. on December 12 and December 13.
Please note that on December 12 and December 13 only, in-person registration will not be processed at the following locations:

  • Bonivital Pool
  • Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool
  • Main Floor, 395 Main Street
  • Margaret Grant Pool
  • St. James Civic Centre

Ongoing In-Person Registrations after December 13

Visit or call 311 for in-person registration locations and times.

Winnipeg Transit presents the Santa Bus

Released: 11:30 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Santa Bus is driving holiday spirit starting Friday, December 1 until Sunday, December 24; Winnipeg Transit's bus #142 will feature larger-than-life vinyl graphics of Santa and all of his reindeer. All cash fares and donations collected on the Santa Bus will go directly to the Christmas Cheer Board.

“Last year, my bus raised $9,624.80 and we’re ho-ho-hoping to collect even more this year for individuals and families in need,” said Mr. Claus.

For more information about the Christmas Cheer Board, visit

It’s easy to find the Santa Bus with BUStxt, real-time Transit information, anywhere, anytime!  Just text 287898 on your mobile device, enter Bus 142, then press send. BUStxt will text you back in just a few seconds displaying which route the Santa Bus is on plus the time it will be arriving at its next stop.

BUStxt is just one of the many trip planning tools Winnipeg Transit offers to improve your transit experience. To learn more about BUStxt and all of our other Transit Tools, visit or contact 311.

November 30, 2017