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Local Organization for Annual Conference

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Local Information 

Best Things to do in Winnipeg:

Where to Eat and Drink Downtown:

Food (and drink) Halls: The Hargrave Street Market has a variety of eateries, one block from the RBC Convention Center at True North Square. A number of quick-serve options are available at the Cityplace Mall, adjacent to RBC and the Delta Marriott. The Forks Market (1 Forks Market Road) has diverse food vendors, craft beer and wine, as well as a large outdoor patio on the banks of the Assiniboine River.

Downtown breakfast- and brunch-specific restaurants include Clementine (123 Princess St.), OEB Breakfast (330 Main St.), Stella’s Cafe (460 Portage Ave.), The Don (120 Donald St.) and Oscar’s Deli (175 Hargrave St.).  Salisbury House (177 Lombard St.) is a Winnipeg institution open for breakfast and lunch.

Casual / “pub-style” restaurants (open for lunch and dinner) near the RBC Center are Brown’s Social House (311 Portage Ave.), Tavern United (345 Graham Ave.), Local Public Eatery (274 Garry St.) and the Elephant and Castle (at the Delta Marriott). Other notable nearby options are the East India Company Pub & Eatery (349 York Ave.), the Merchant Kitchen (314 Donald St.), and Rudy’s Eat and Drink, (375 Graham Ave.).

Some unique and iconic Winnipeg lunch spots in the downtown are Mitzi’s Chicken Finger Restaurant (250 St. Mary Ave.), Fameena’s Famous Roti (295 Garry St.) and VJ’s Drive Inn (170 Main St.). Capacity constraints may mean take-out is the best option. Elsewhere, the Exchange District houses a number of restaurants classic buildings from the 1900s, notably James St. Pumphouse Food and Drink (109 James St.), Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria (137 Bannatyne Ave.), and The Mitchell Block (173 McDermot Ave.)

Local pubs (open evenings) within walking distance are the Yellow Dog Tavern (386 Donald St.), the King’s Head (120 King St.) and Shannon’s (beside the RBC at 175 Carlton St.). Other locally-owned beverage options are Amsterdam Tea Room (211 Bannatyne Ave.), Rosé Coffee and Wine (474 Main St.) and Cordova Tapas and Wine (93 Albert St.), all in the Exchange District. Brewpubs nearby are Devil May Care Brewing Co. (155 Fort St.), Nonsuch Brewing (125 Pacific Ave,) and Little Brown Jug (336 William Ave.)

Downtown Winnipeg has a number of higher-end dining options, including SMITH (75 Forks Market Road), Passero (in the Forks Market), The Peasant Cookery (283 Bannatyne Ave.), The Oval Room (222 Broadway) and Hy’s (1 Lombard Ave.). Reservations are usually necessary on weekends.

Active transportation: The Forks acts as a hub for bicycle and pedestrian trails leading throughout the city. Bicycle rentals are available. The Riverwalk follows the Assiniboine and Red Rivers from the Legislative Building to the Forks to the Human Rights Museum, conditions permitting. Visitors can also use the Esplanade Riel AT bridge to cross from Downtown to the St. Boniface neighbourhood, via Union Station and the Forks.

Taxis and Ride-sharing:  There are two main taxi providers available: Unicity Taxi (204 925 3131) and Duffy's Taxi (204 925 0101). Apps are available for each. Winnipeg is also on the Uber ridesharing network:

Public transportation: Winnipeg features an extensive bus network, including bus rapid transit between the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Visit for routes and timetables.

Airline Discount Codes

Discounts for travel with Air Canada







PY Low


PY High


Business Low


Business High















5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit to make a booking online.

Applicable Rules

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Winnipeg
  • The travel period begins:
  • The travel period ends: 6/11/2023

No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.

Coupon Code: Guest web/Travel Agent web


Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only


Childcare Options

Registration Desk

You will need to complete your registration purchase online. Stop by the registration desk to pick up your name badge and conference package.

Registration Desk Hours (tentative):
Thursday, June 1st: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday, June 2nd: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday, June 3rd: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Food During the Conference

The CEA will host a networking reception on Thursday evening and Saturday night and both receptions are included with your conference registration package. They are not dinner but include hors d'oeuvres.  Coffee breaks, during the conference, with light snacks will also be available to all attendees. Separate tickets for the CWEC Luncheon on Friday, June 2nd and for the Purvis Luncheon on Saturday, June 3rd are required and will be available along with your registration.  Lunch is not included with your conference registration.