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Louis Riel Day — What’s Open and Closed

Louis Riel Day will be the perfect time to take in Festival du Voyageur. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

To honour Manitoba’s founder, Louis Riel, a number of city services will be unavailable or operating on a reduced schedule on Monday. Find the complete list below, as well as a list of fun things for the entire family to take in on the holiday.

Festival du Voyageur

Festival du Voyageur will be open all weekend, including on Monday for Louis Riel Day — one of the festival’s busiest days.

FortWhyte Alive

Fun In The Snow Family Day will be held on Monday. Snowshoeing, tobogganing, Voyageur and Inuit games and the greatest winter treat of all — snow taffy at the Sod House from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum will be open on Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The previously scheduled free day on Sunday has been moved, so regular admission will apply on the 19th.

Shopping centres:

St. Vital Centre — 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Kildonan Place — 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Forks — 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts

All Liquor Marts will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, with the exception of cityplace, which will be closed.

Civic offices

All civic offices are closed on Monday, February 20, 2012.

Recycling/garbage collection schedule

Single-family homes
There will be no recycling or garbage collection on Monday, February 20, 2012. Collection will resume on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 — Day 1 on the five-day cycle.

Multi-family apartments
Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled.

Brady Road Landfill

Saturday, February 18 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 19 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, February 20 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Winnipeg Transit holiday service schedule

Winnipeg Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule for Monday, February 20, 2012.

For route and schedule information, visit or call 311.


All Winnipeg Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012.

Leisure Centres

All Leisure Centres are closed on Monday, February 20, 2012.

Swimming Pools

All City of Winnipeg swimming pools will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012 except Pam Am Pool and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex. Pam Am Pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Animal Services Agency

The Animal Services Agency will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012.


Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from dawn to dusk on Monday, February 20, 2012.

  • Hungry

    I think they should change the name of this holiday to poor families go hungry day.any other      holiday we would had our check on friday and would have been able to enjoy the long weekend.I guess the rich dopes in government figure us poor people have so much food laying around that it doesn’t matter if our check is a day or two late.this holiday sucks and I wish it never was.I hope you wealthy jerks enjoy your holiday supper while me and my family go without.P.S hope you choke on it

  • Biff

    I have a better idea. How about you learn proper spelling and grammar, then get a job. Perhaps then you won’t be sititng there hungry, whining about it, and waiting for us rich people to pay our taxes for you to have your welfare cheque.

    Man, I’m so full of awesome ideas.