What’s open, what’s closed this Easter long weekend


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As this week’s snowstorm, hailed as decade-defining, finally settles, many will accept the opportunity to stay home with open arms this long weekend.

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As this week’s snowstorm, hailed as decade-defining, finally settles, many will accept the opportunity to stay home with open arms this long weekend.

The wild weather shut down City of Winnipeg services, businesses, restaurants, libraries and even the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Wednesday and today, and some places that may have been open on a sunnier Friday may still be closed due to weather conditions.

The Free Press remained operational and will be available through the long weekend through its e-edition Friday and Monday.

Many businesses and government services change their hours over the Easter long weekend, with some closing Good Friday and others closing on Easter Monday as well. Here’s a selection:


All COVID-19 test sites will be closed as of Friday.

Pre-operative patients can still make COVID-19 testing appointments by calling the Dakota Medical Centre (204-254-2087) or the Minor Illness and Injury Clinic through www.covidwpg.com.

Free rapid tests are available at grocery stores and libraries across the city.


CF Polo Park is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Kildonan Place, St. Vital Centre and Grant Park Shopping Centre are closed Friday and Sunday.

The Forks Market is open regular hours, but some tenants may be closed due to the weather.

Most grocery stores, including Safeway, Sobeys, Superstore and Walmart, are open at full or reduced hours Friday and Sunday.

Manitoba Liquor Mart stores in Winnipeg are closed Friday and Sunday. For details on exceptions and rural Liquor Mart hours, visit www.LiquorMarts.ca/hours.

Beer vendors and private wine stores set their own hours for the holiday, so Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp. suggests the best way to find out if one is open is to call.


The Assiniboine Park Zoo is open regular hours.

The Manitoba Museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, but closed Monday.

The Children’s Museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sunday and Monday.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is closed Friday, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and closed Monday.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and closed Sunday and Monday.

Movie theatres are open.


Recycling and garbage will be collected normally for those with Friday and Monday as their collection day.

The Brady Road landfill is open 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Monday. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.


All civic leisure centres will close at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Pan Am Pool will be open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Margaret Grant Pool will be open 1-5 p.m. and Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre will be open 2-6 p.m. on Friday and Monday. All other fitness centres and pools are closed.

The Crescent Drive, Harbour View, John Blumberg, Kildonan Park and Windsor Park golf courses are closed for the season.


On Friday, buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. For route and schedule details, visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311.


All Winnipeg Public Library branches are closed Friday and Sunday. Select libraries will be open Monday. For detailed information on library hours, call 311 or visit the Winnipeg Public Library website.


Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemetery grounds are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cemetery offices will be closed on the holiday.

For more information on city cemeteries, visit the municipal cemeteries branch online or contact 311.


Civic, provincial and federal offices are closed Friday and Monday.

The Winnipeg Parking Authority is closed.

The Winnipeg Animal Services Agency is closed Friday and Monday.

There is no mail delivery on Friday and Monday. Canada Post offices are closed, but post offices operated by the private sector will be open according to the hours of service of the host business.

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