Canada Life Centre is an indoor arena located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is home to the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Winnipeg Jets and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. The arena officially opened on November 16th, 2004, with a seating capacity of 15,321 for hockey games and 16,345 for concerts.

Canada Life Centre was built on the former site of the Eaton’s store in downtown Winnipeg. The arena officially opened on November 16th, 2004, replacing the aging Winnipeg Arena, which had been in operation since 1955. It was originally named the MTS Centre after Manitoba Telecom Services, which held the naming rights from 2004 to 2017. In 2017, the arena was renamed to Bell MTS Place after Bell Canada acquired MTS. In 2021, the naming rights were acquired by Canada Life and the arena was renamed to Canada Life Centre.

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How to Winnipeg

The nearest airport to Canada Life Centre is Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) which is located about 5 miles from the arena. There are currently no direct flights between London and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) but there are several options available including a connecting flight.

If you’re already in Canada or the US and looking to travel to/from Atlanta, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Canada Life Centre is located in downtown Winnipeg along Portage Avenue and is easily accessible by public transportation. Winnipeg Transit operates several bus routes that stop near the arena. You can use Winnipeg Transit’s Navigo Trip Planner to find the best route and nearest bus stop for your journey as well as other free apps such as Moovit to get real-time information and directions to the arena using public transportation.

Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are also available in the vicinity and there are several designated drop-off zones available at the Canada Life Centre.

Staying in Winnipeg

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets. Popular neighbourhoods to stay in when visiting Winnipeg include Downtown Winnipeg, St. Boniface, Exchange District, Wolseley and The Forks. Downtown and the Exchange District boast stunning historical architecture and are a cultural hub with local restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, museums, and attractions. St. Boniface is the heart of Manitoba’s Francophone community where visitors can stroll along le boulevard Provencher and visit boutiques and quaint cafés. Wolseley is known for its whimsical charm and The Forks is a popular tourist destination with many attractions.

Winnipeg Jets Tickets

The Winnipeg Jets sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticket partner for the NHL is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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