What’s Open and Closed During the Holidays

City of Winnipeg ChristmasCity of Winnipeg civic offices

Closed at noon on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 (Christmas Eve), closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 (Christmas Day), and closed on Thursday, December 26, 2013 (Boxing Day). Civic offices will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (New Year’s Day).

Recycling/Garbage Collection Schedule

All customers (including single-family homes, apartments and businesses)

  • Recycling and garbage collection service will continue as usual on December 24 and December 31.
  • There will be no recycling and garbage collection service on December 25 or January 1.

Single-family homes – Adjusted collection schedule

For customers that normally have collection on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, please put your recycling and garbage carts out one day later during the weeks of December 23 to 27 and December 30 to January 3.

Apartments and businesses – Collection schedule

For customers with:
Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday collection – recycling and garbage collection service will be one day later during the weeks with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Saturday collection – no change

Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)

The only changes to regular operating hours during the holidays are:

  • Wednesday, December 25 — closed
  • Saturday, December 28 — Extended hours 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 1 — closed
  • Saturday, January 4 — Extended hours 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Let’s Chip In Christmas tree recycling depots

Residents can recycle their real Christmas trees by dropping them off at any of the 11 Let’s Chip In depots, open from December 27 to January 20.

Winnipeg Transit Holiday Service Schedule

Winnipeg Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule on:

  • Wednesday, December 25
  • Thursday, December 26
  • Wednesday, January 1

Free Ride on New Year’s Eve

Manitoba Public Insurance is once again sponsoring free transit service on December 31, 2013. Leave your vehicle at home this New Year’s Eve and enjoy free Transit starting at 8 p.m. until approximately 1:45 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. The Free Ride offer applies to all regular and Handi-Transit Service.

Leisure Centres

  • Tuesday, December 24 — All Leisure Centres will close at 12 noon
  • Wednesday, December 25 — All Leisure Centres closed
  • Thursday, December 26 — All Leisure Centres closed
  • Wednesday, January 1 — All Leisure Centres closed
  • Regular hours resume Thursday, January 2.

Swimming Pools

  • Tuesday, December 24 — All pools and fitness facilities scheduled to be open will close at 12 noon. Please call 311 for locations and swimming times for that day.
  • Wednesday, December 25 — All pools and fitness facilities will be closed
  • Thursday, December 26 — All pools and fitness facilities will be closed
  • Friday, December 27 to Monday, December 30 — Regular hours. Please call 311 for locations and swimming times for those days.
  • Tuesday, December 31 — All pools and fitness facilities scheduled to be open will close at 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 1 — All pools and fitness facilities will be closed
  • Regular hours resume Thursday, January 2.

For public libraries, Animal Services Agency, cemeteries and Winnipeg Parking Authority holiday hours, please contact 311.

Manitoba Liquor Marts (Winnipeg and Brandon)

Friday and Saturday, December 13, 14, 20, and 21: Most Liquor Mart locations will be open 8 a.m. until midnight with the exception of the following locations which will close at 10 p.m.: cityplace, Hargrave & Ellice, Main & Pritchard, Airport Liquor Mart Express, Pembina Village Liquor Mart Express, Park West Liquor Mart Express and Brandon West End Liquor Mart Express.

  • Monday through Thursday, December 16 to 19: Most Liquor Mart locations will be open 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. with the exception of the noted locations above which close at 10 p.m.
  • Monday, December 23: Most Liquor Mart locations will be open 8 a.m. until midnight with the exception of the noted locations above which close at 10 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24: All Liquor Mart locations will be open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Christmas – Wednesday, December 25: All Liquor Mart locations will be closed.
  • Boxing Day – Thursday, December 26: All Liquor Mart locations will be open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28: Most Liquor Mart locations will be open 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. with the exception of the noted locations above which close at 10 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve – Tuesday, December 31: Most Liquor Mart locations will be open 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. with the exception of Airport Liquor Mart Express, Pembina Village Express and Brandon West End Express which will be open until 6 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1: All Liquor Mart locations will be closed.

Source: City of Winnipeg / Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries


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