What’s open, what’s closed in Winnipeg over New Year’s 2017 – Manitoba

Need to know when the last bus leaves downtown and the last store closes on New Year’s Eve? We’ve got your back.

City services

Civic offices are closed Jan. 1, 2018.

The City of Winnipeg is recommending people call 311 or email 311@winnipeg.ca if any city services are needed.

Major malls

All malls are closed on New Year’s Day. On Dec. 31, the following malls are open: 

  • Grant Park (Noon-5 p.m.)
  • St. Vital and Kildonan Place (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Polo Park (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Major Grocery Stores

Superstore, Safeway/Sobeys, Save-On Foods and Wal-Mart are scheduled for regular Sunday hours on Dec. 31, but they will be closed the following day.

Manitoba Liquor Marts

Liquor stores will also close for New Year’s Day, but be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Recycling and Garbage Collection

There will be no recycling and garbage collection service on New Year’s Day. Garbage and recycling will be collected one day later than your normal collection day this week.

Family fun

Need to get out of the house with the kids? Several places will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

  • The Forks
    • New Year’s Eve event, open 5 p.m. – midnight. Fireworks at 8 p.m. and midnight. Skating, dance party, horse-drawn wagon rides, ball hockey, snow sculpting are on tap.
    • Shops are closed on Jan. 1, but park grounds are open.
  • Assiniboine Park Zoo
    • Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Free admission for kids 12 and under until Jan. 7.
  • Manitoba Children’s Museum
    • Dec. 31, open 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a Top Hats and Tiaras event from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., free with paid admission.
    • Jan. 1, open 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Manitoba Museum
    • Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Winnipeg Transit

Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Jan. 1. Free rides will be offered on New Year’s Eve starting at 7 p.m. until the end of service, with the last buses leaving downtown at 1:38 a.m.

Leisure Centres

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