By bus

The University of Manitoba is well-served by public transit. Read on to learn more.

Route planner

Plan your route with the Winnipeg Transit Route Planner, or by using TransitTools.

U-Pass and Peggo cards

U-Pass

Registered students are automatically entitled to a U-Pass, providing unlimited access to Winnipeg transit services during Fall and Winter terms. Pick up your U-Pass at University Centre (Fort Garry Campus) or at UMSU Answers in the Brodie Centre Atrium at the Bannatyne Campus.

Learn more about U-Pass

Peggo

Winnipeg Transit’s Peggo card is a reloadable electronic pass that can be used outside of the Fall and Winter terms.

Learn more about Peggo cards

Park and Ride locations

Winnipeg Transit has 11 designated Park and Ride locations around the city. Simply park your vehicle in a designated space and hop on a bus.

Find your nearest Park and Ride

Bike and bus

On select routes (160, 162, 170) you can load your bike on a bike rack located on the front of the bus. Alternatively, park your bike in one of Winnipeg Transit’s bike lockers, located at rapid transit stations (Fort Rouge, Osborne and Harkness), and Osborne Junction and Taylor Park and Ride sites. Bikes must be retrieved by 1:00 am.

More on bike and bus from Winnipeg Transit

Accessible transit

Winnipeg Transit strives to improve accessible transit options. Since 2016, all buses have been low-floor for easy wheelchair access.

Learn more from Winnipeg Transit

Rapid transit: coming soon 

The City of Winnipeg’s Rapid Transit construction project at the Fort Garry Campus is scheduled to be completed between 2019 and 2020. This construction is part of the early works for the Southwest Transitway project. Stage 2 of the project will be completed in late 2019, with operation beginning in April 2020.

More on rapid transit

By car

There are two main University of Manitoba campuses. The Fort Garry campus is in the south end of the city off University Crescent. The main entrance to the campus is on Chancellor Matheson Road off Pembina Highway. The Bannatyne campus can be reached by turning onto Tecumseh St. from Notre Dame Ave. or William Ave. You can also go down Emily St. from Notre Dame Ave. to find the campus.

By bike

Cycling can be a fast, fun, and inexpensive way to travel to University of Manitoba campuses. As cycling facilities continue to expand both on and leading to our campuses, more and more University community members are arriving by bike.

Cycle maps

Find a cycling buddy

Not sure who to cycle with? GoManitoba can help link you with other bike commuters, so you don’t have to ride alone.

Showers

Staff who bike, run or walk to campus can purchase a shower-only pass at Max Bell on Fort Garry or Joe Doupe on Bannatyne campus. Purchase day pass access for $2, or monthly pass access for $10. Register at Recreation Services Reception in Frank Kennedy Centre (Fort Garry campus), or in Room 030 at the Brodie Centre (Bannatyne campus).

Cycling tips

  • Gear up. Take the weight off your back with bike panniers, and don’t forget a good U-lock and bike lights, especially if you’re riding at dawn or dusk.
  • Get protection. Register your bike with City of Winnipeg Community Services Bicycle Recovery Section.
  • Stay safe. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has a wealth of information on cycling safely. 
  • Lock it up. The frame and one wheel should be secure with a solid steel U-lock. Secure any additional quick-release parts, including your second wheel and seat, with another U-lock or a double-end cable lock.
  • See something, say something. Report bike theft or suspicious behaviour to Campus Security Services and Winnipeg Police.

Bike lockers and parkade

Weather-protected bike lockers are available for rent on the Fort Garry campus.

Located on the ground level of the University Parkade, the Bike Station is a covered, enclosed parking facility for 100 bikes, secured with a card-lock system. Fill out a registration form for access. U of M card programming available through Physical Plant. $10 admin fee applies.

Bike servicing

Keep your bike in good working order with these on-campus options:

Campus accessibility

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible community for all faculty, students and staff, and a welcoming environment for visitors to our campuses. We continue to build and develop accessible programming to ensure that everyone can enjoy our campuses and what the university has to offer.

Getting around on campus

The University of Manitoba has two main campuses: Fort Garry and Bannatyne. Winnipeg Transit now offers express service between campuses via the No. 36 Northwest Super Express Route (Winnipeg Transit Rates apply). 

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About Winnipeg

Winnipeg is Manitoba’s provincial capital, and we’re proud to call it home. Find out more about the city and the University’s role in the community.