IPLC

Transportation Tips

From the Fort Garry Hotel…

Walking 

Fort Garry Hotel to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre and/or Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) via Union Station.
  • Head east on Broadway and go straight in the train station doors. Keep going and you will emerge to the other side, with a view down a tree-lined path toward the St.Boniface Cathedral. The CMHR will be unmistakable on your left. If you see a statue of Gandhi, you are just south of the door to the museum. You can continue to the river or head north. Traveling to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, you can head north past the baseball stadium and into the East Exchange, following either Waterfront Trail or the North Winnipeg Parkway Trail all the way to Alexander Street. The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre is just a short block west on Alexander (back towards Main Street).
Alternate (without flooding)
  • Follow a similar route, but head down to the Assiniboine riverbank as quickly as you can to find a trail near water level called the Riverwalk. It’s worth doubling back on this route. Highly seasonal, however, can vary day by day.
Alternate and more direct (via the West Exchange or Portage and Main)
  • Walk straight north on Fort to see the beautiful buildings of the West Exchange and/or take Main St. to take a look at Portage and Main (you can cross underground here too, but be warned it can be tricky to navigate unless you know what you are doing.)

Cycling

All cycling routes consist of a majority of protected bike lanes and or riverbank pathway with small sections on low traffic roads. Cycling directions and/or adjacent sidewalks also work well as wheelchair routes. Note that Riverbank is gravel and approaches can be steep. Fort Garry Hotel to Sport for Life Centre (via Canadian Human Rights Museum and The Forks (scenic/fast)
  • Travel one block south on Garry street to the two-way protected bike lane on Assiniboine Avenue. Head east. Cross Main street at the green light and turn south. Head through the underpass to the Forks. Find your way around the market building towards the museum (which you can see on your left). Follow Waterfront Drive all the way to Alexander or head towards the Red river to find the heading north. Turn west when you get to Alexander.
Alternate (on the riverbank, without flooding)
  • Follow a similar route, but head down to the Assiniboine riverbank as quick as you can to find a trail near the water level called the Riverwalk. It’s worth doubling back for. Highly seasonal, however. Can vary day by day.
More direct route
  • Heading out the front doors of the Hotel Fort Garry, walk your bike one block west on the sidewalk on Broadway to Garry Street. Take the protected bike lane to McDermot. Head north through the theatre district using Rotie, Merket, and Lily until you see the Sport for Life Centre at Alexander.

Transit

Frequent bus service travels north/south on Main Street every few minutes and most buses travel much if not all of the way to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. For timetables and directions and the best bus, google maps or use Navigo. Note that travel to/from the Fort Garry to the CMHR is most likely faster on foot.

From the Airport to Downtown Winnipeg

Walking

Few do it, but it would be rewarding and you would see another side of Winnipeg most visitors don’t.

Cycling

Head south to St.Matthews and follow protected bike lanes/painted lanes and sharrows to Maryland. Turn east at Wolseley and follow roads along the Assiniboine river past the Manitoba Legislature at Osborne.

Transit

Route 15 Sargent-Mountain will take you within a relatively short walk of Broadway and the conference hotel. Walk towards Union Station. For timetables and directions and the best bus, google maps or use Navigo.