Winnipeg — the ideal host city for your competition 


Look no further than Winnipeg — the ideal host city for your competition. Our passionate sporting community and fans are dedicated to making your championship a safe and successful event! 

Let your athletes experience the joy of polar bears swimming overhead at the Journey to Churchill while exploring after their championship. Be inspired to make a difference at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; journey from prehistory to the present at the Manitoba Museum; discover the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art at Winnipeg Art GalleryQaumajuq; or have a worldly experience at the Royal Canadian Mint, where millions of coins are produced for over 75 countries. 

Take part in the action as you join locals while cheering on the Winnipeg Jets (NHL), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL), Valour FC (CPL), Winnipeg Ice (WHL), Manitoba Moose (AHL) and Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club.  

A winning track record hosting sporting events 

Winnipeg is a proven destination when it comes to hosting world-class sporting events. We’ve recently hosted such major events as the Grey Cup, the NHL Heritage Classic, the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the incredibly successful Canada Summer Games, which exceeded attendance expectations. Up next is the 2023 World Police and Fire Games—which will be the largest sporting event ever held in Manitoba, featuring more than 8,500 athletes from 50+ countries—and the 2024 Sport Events Congress.  

Great location 

Our central location means short flight times from either coast. The Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is only 15 minutes from downtown, while the surrounding area features excellent and affordable hotels, along with shopping at CF Polo Park and Outlet Collection Winnipeg. 

Sports Facilities 

Winnipeg provides sport facilities for year-round recreation, ranging from outdoor competitions such as ultimate disc sports and softball games, to indoor sports including ringette, swimming and badminton. 

At a glance there is:  

  • University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg—both feature indoor soccer complexes, basketball/volleyball courts and various outdoor fields. 
  • The Pan-Am Pool—the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships venue recently underwent over $2.6 million in renovations.  
  • Bell MTS Iceplex—offers four NHL-sized ice sheets, a high-performance off-ice training facility, conference rooms and much more. 
  • Sport for Life Centre—this state-of-the-art athletic training centre houses a track, multiple courts, sport medicine centre, training and workshop spaces and more.  
  • Buhler Recreation Park—features nine baseball diamonds and four soccer/football pitches.  


    Get us working for you! 

    We assist in everything from:  

    • Writing bid proposals 
    • Accommodation and venue options 
    • Recommending suppliers 
    • Site visits 
    • Marketing services 
    • Financial incentives 

      Come game time, Winnipeg is always a winner! 

      Visit to know more or contact Annie to host your next sporting event in Winnipeg:  

      Annie Henry 
      Manager, Business Development  


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