Winnipeg 150

Our shared stories. Our shared future.

In 2024, Winnipeg will recognize an important milestone: it will mark 150 years as a city. 

It is an opportunity for us to reflect on our past, and look ahead to our future.

We will officially mark this milestone on January 19, 2024 – the anniversary of the first meeting of City Council. Thereafter and throughout the year, we will mark Winnipeg 150 with a series of community events and celebrations.

Stay tuned for more details!

Learn more about the Winnipeg 150 Community Celebration Grant

City of Winnipeg’s incorporation

November 8 will always hold a special meaning. 

It’s on this day in 1873 that the City of Winnipeg was incorporated. At the time, Winnipeg covered an area of roughly five-square kilometers and had a population of around 2,000

The City dates itself back to 1874 rather than 1873, because that’s the year it held its first election and held its first meeting of City Council. 

Learn more about our city’s history


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