There’s always a friendly Fringe volunteer available to answer questions. Visit our Info Tent at Old Market Square or the Visitor Centre at Royal MTC to purchase a program and merchandise or to get help from knowledgeable volunteers. Need information on the fly? Volunteers are easy to spot in their Fringe t-shirts and are located across Old Market Square and at performance venues. Flag one down, they’re here to help! Or, you can call the Fringe Hotline at 204 943 7464 for instant information.
The Fringe strives to make as many of its venues as possible accessible by wheelchair. However, due to the temporary nature of many of the venues, it is difficult to have 100% wheelchair accessbility. Please visit the VENUE MAP page to find out which venues are accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments.
Please note: To facilitate easy access, wheelchair patrons are asked to check in at the venue 30 minutes before showtime.
Travelling to Winnipeg for a little Fringing? Or maybe you're looking to play hometown tourist for a change of pace. We can direct you to some great resources for discovering Winnipeg.
To take advantage of the Fairmont's special Fringe rate, please call the hotel directly at 204 957 1350 or the toll-free central reservations line at 1 800 441 1414. All you need to do is mention the Winnipeg Fringe Festival Rate Offer (code FRINGE0716) and you'll have access to the discounted rates. Fairmont Guestroom rates start at $129 + tax per night. Reservations accepted based on availability.
THE EXCHANGE DISTRICT
One of North America's most colourful and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, THE EXCHANGE DISTRICT offers Winnipeg's finest cultural, dining and retail amenities. The 30-block district showcases North America's most extensive collection of turn-of-the-twentieth-century architecture, and is home to the city's unrivalled arts community.
Explore the city, starting with breakfast in the French Quarter, followed by a walking tour of The Forks or The Exchange with lunch at a place where furs were traded hundreds of years ago. Whether it’s your first time in the city or you’ve lived here all your life, let TOURISM WINNIPEG give you the information you need to discover and rediscover Winnipeg.
HUNGRY AND THIRSTY?
The Exchange District is home to a number of wonderful restaurants. If you're on the move and looking for a bite to eat, try one of these area restaurants. Of course, we heartily recommend visiting our food vendors and beverage pavilions at Old Market Square. That way, you can satisfy your hunger (and thirst) while enjoying live entertainment in a festival atmosphere!
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Need some help navigating the city streets? We can help! We have found the best parking, best transit routes and even boats that will get you to your Fringe destination.
During the day, zip around downtown on the Downtown Spirit shuttle bus free of charge! Choose from three routes and catch the colourful bus at regular bus stops. CLICK HERE to view the Downtown Spirit maps.
The River Spirit Water Bus connects Winnipeg's waterways. Enjoy the River Spirit’s dock-to-dock service for $3.50 for a single trip, or $20.00 a person for a day pass. CLICK HERE to view the River Spirit map.
If you are choosing to exercise your way to the Fringe we have made sure there are bike racks galore! Bike parking at Old Market Square is located by the Artspace building at 100 Arthur Street and there is also bike parking at venues 1-12.
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