Get a deal when visiting several attractions, breweries and distilleries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Winnipeggers love a deal. Visitors to the city may like these deals as well. Two mobile savings passports can save you money when you visit several attractions in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Note that both the Winnipeg Attractions Pass and the Manitoba Brew Pass are mobile only with delivery via text and email. There is no paper version.
Winnipeg Attractions Pass
The Winnipeg Attractions Pass, available from Tourism Winnipeg, offers the opportunity to visit five attractions: the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, FortWhyte Alive, Manitoba Museum, Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint. There are two passes offered: a one-day pass and a three-day pass. The three-day pass is more expensive than the one-day pass and each pass has different pricing options for child, adult, or senior.
The one-day pass expires 24 hours after its first use. The three-day pass expires 72 hours after its first use. Both passes must be used within 90 days of purchase.
So, it this truly a deal? I think it is next to impossible to visit all five attractions in one day unless you are zeroing in on only one small aspect of each attraction. The admission prices without the pass differ at each attraction, but even taking that into account, I think you’d need to visit at least three in one day to make the one-day pass a true bargain. I think you’d need to visit at least four attractions to make the three-day pass worth it, but visiting all five within three days is definitely manageable without shortchanging any of them.
All five are worth visiting and worth revisiting if you’ve already been. I’ve written about all of them:
Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Canadian Museum For Human Rights Guide
FortWhyte Alive: Alive With Flora, Fauna, and Fun and a Winnipeg Nature Preserve and Winnipeg Winter Fun at at Nature Preserve
Manitoba Museum: Man And Nature In Manitoba Museum Galleries
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada: Exploring The Royal Aviation Museum Of Western Canada
Royal Canadian Mint: Making Money at the Royal Canadian Mint
Get the Winnipeg Attractions Pass here.
Manitoba Craft Brew Pass
The Manitoba Craft Brew Pass, available from Travel Manitoba, offers the opportunity to visit up to 10 craft breweries and distilleries in the province. The pass gets you a tasting flight at each location and, in some cases, a discount on merchandise. There are 12 venues to choose from. One brewery is in Brandon and another is in Neepawa. All other venues are within the city of Winnipeg.
There are three passes to choose from: a one-day pass for up to 4 breweries valid for 24 hours after first use or until four redemptions; a three-day pass for up to 7 breweries valid for 72 hours after first use or until seven redemptions; a 90-day pass for up to 10 breweries valid for 90 days after first use or until ten redemptions. All passes must be used within 90 days of purchase. Each pass can be redeemed only once at any particular venue—i.e. it is not valid for a second visit to the same brewery.
So, is this a good deal? The cost of flights is not the same at every outlet, so determining your best value depends a bit on which you choose to visit. You need to visit at least two or three to make the one-day pass worthwhile. Visiting four is feasible. No matter how many you choose to visit, make sure you have arranged for a designated driver or some other form of transportation. According to my calculations, you need to visit at least four or five to make the 3-day pass to 7 venues cheaper than paying individually at each brewery. While 90 days should give you plenty of time to get to the full 10, you only need to visit 7 to make it a deal.
So far, I have only visited four of the twelve venues included in the pass. Read about my visit to Farmery Estate Brewery in Neepewa and Nonsuch Brewing Co in Winnipeg. I visited two of the other breweries, Little Brown Jug Brewing and Torque Brewing on an Ale Tour I took a few years ago.
Get your Manitoba Craft Beer Pass here.
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Ken DowellMarch 7, 2023 at 6:53 am
As much as I might enjoy visiting those craft breweries, I probably would be better off not doing three or four a day.
Donna JankeMarch 10, 2023 at 8:37 am
Ken, I’ve been on tours that have gone to 3 breweries and it was fine, although I don’t think you appreciate them as well as when you focus on only one or maybe two.