The City of Winkler is a thriving Community located an hour and half south west of Winnipeg and 20 minutes north of the American Border. With a population of 10,670 in 2011 and an estimated current population of 12,000, Winkler is the Industrial hub of Southern Manitoba.
An excellent resource for statistical information on Winkler is Winkler's Vital Signs put together by the Winkler Community Foundation.
Connections to Winnipeg are via PTH 14 and 3, PR 428, PTH 23 and 75 or PTH 14 and 75.
PTH 32 is a direct route to the Winkler Port of Entry on the U.S.-Canada Border.
The Winkler Airport (Lat. N 49º 10’ 05” W Long. 97º 55’ 7”) in the City’s Industrial Park has two runways. Runway 08, 26 is a 2,900 ft. paved runway while runway 17, 35 is a grass strip. For aircraft requiring a longer runway, the Morden Airport (N 49º 12’ 37” W 98º 03’33”) located approximately 9 km from Winkler in the R.M. of Stanley has a 3, 975 ft. asphalt runway (28,10).
AV gas/Jet A fuel is available. For fueling information please contact Arties Air at 204-325-7206.
The City of Winkler owns and operates the Winkler Water Treatment Facility. About 65% of the water for the City is drawn from the Winkler Aquifer through a system of 12 deep wells. The aquifer is located on the west side of Winkler and runs in a northwesterly direction to the Shannon Creek recharge area.