May 25, 2015


What's open, what's closed this holiday weekend

The long weekend is here, so here’s a quick look at what’s open and what’s closed in Winnipeg.

Good Friday is a federal statutory and provincial general holiday, although Easter Sunday and Monday are not. Still, many offices and businesses are closed Easter Monday.

Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Good Friday.


Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Good Friday.


Most retailers in Winnipeg are not allowed to open on Good Friday.

Grant Park, Polo Park, Portage Place and St. Vital shopping malls are closed both Friday and Sunday.

The Forks Market is open every day during the long weekend – including Good Friday and Easter Sunday – from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..

Liquor Marts are closed Good Friday but open Saturday with most stores operating with extended hours that day. Regular hours apply Monday.

Out and about

Assiniboine Park Zoo summer hours begin Good Friday and venues are open 9:30 to 5:30 throughout the Easter weekend, except the Park Café, which will be closed Good Friday.

Winnipeg Art Gallery: Open 11 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Friday and Monday.

Manitoba Museum: Open Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10  to 6. Closed Monday.

Children's Museum: Open Good Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6. Closed Easter Sunday. Open regular hours Saturday and Monday.

City services

All civic offices are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Recycling and garbage will be collected on Good Friday and Easter Monday for residents with Friday and Monday as their weekly cart collection day.

Brady Road Resource Management Facility is open Friday, 5:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.- to 5 p.m. and Monday: 5:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from dawn to dusk over the Easter weekend including Friday and Monday.

Animal Services Agency is closed Friday and Monday and open Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.


On Friday, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

On Monday, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

For route and schedule information, visit or call 311.

City recreation

All Winnipeg libraries are closed Friday and Sunday, but have regular hours Saturday. On Monday, only the Millennium Library will be open, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

All pools are closed on Friday, except the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex which will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Regular hours of operation are in effect for all pools on Saturday. Pools will be open on Sunday as scheduled but will close at 4 p.m.

All pools are closed on Monday, except Pan Am Pool and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex. Pan 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.

For more information on City of Winnipeg swimming pools visit the city's website.

All Leisure Centres are closed on Friday and Monday. Regular hours of operation are in effect for Saturday and Sunday. Please see the Leisure Guide, call 311 or visit their website for Leisure Centre schedules.

Federal services

Most federal offices, including all Canada Services Centres, are closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Provincial services

Provincial offices are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Easter dinner times

Thursday: Agape Table, All Saints Church, 175 Colony St. at 8 a.m.

Friday: Siloam Mission, 300 Princess St. at 12 p.m.

Saturday: Union Street Gospel Mission, 320 Princess St. at 11 a.m.

Easter Sunday:

Salvation Army Weetamah location, 324 Logan Ave. at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Salvation Army Booth location, 180 Henry Ave. at 12 p.m.

Winnipeg Free Press

The Free Press will not publish Good Friday. The audience development (circulation), classified and display advertising departments will be closed.

Regular weekend hours will be in effect Saturday and Sunday. Regular office hours in all departments will resume Monday.

The Free Press and its employees wish you a safe and happy holiday.

-- compiled by staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 28, 2013 A10


Updated on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM CDT: Updated.

2:56 PM: Corrects pool hours.

3:30 PM: Corrects WAG hours.

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