Consumer show season off to a great start

When we turn over the calendar in January you realize that it’s not only a new year full possibilities but it’s the season of consumer shows at the RBC Convention Centre with months full of inspiration to get us through those chilly winter weeks.

Almost every weekend from January to April, we welcome crowds of people looking for information on the coolest trends and hottest products hitting the market this year. From boats to RVs to classic cars and wedding dresses, there’s something for everyone during consumer show season at the convention centre.

Spanning over two city blocks and encompassing over 131,000 square feet of exhibition space, the third floor has already hosted the Winnipeg Renovation Show and Wonderful Wedding Show in January.

The Winnipeg Renovation Show kicked off the New Year with all things related to home renovation and design. HGTV’s Mike Holmes Jr. hit the Lifestyle Stage to share his trade secrets and answer questions.




The 29th Annual Wonderful Wedding Show featured over 300 displays and 130,000 square feet of the latest must-have wedding fashions and trends, wedding products and services, and so much more. (Photo by Manuel Sousa Photography)



We look forward to welcoming the following upcoming events:

Winnipeg Wellness Expo (February 15-17)
The 25th annual Wellness Expo has moved to the third floor exhibition hall to allow for more room and ease of access.  Learn more about unique products and services and meet practitioners who focus on education and motivating people to be proactive in their health as opposed to reactive. Hear about many of the new and some ancient products and services available to help enhance or improve your quality of life.

Winnipeg Tattoo Show (February 22-24)
The Winnipeg Tattoo Show will host live tattooing by local, Canadian and international tattoo artists and will feature suppliers to the industry with a wide variety of local vendors including jewellery, apparel, artwork, piercing, airbrushing, custom painters and much more. The Winnipeg Tattoo Show will be a great place for the curious and the already interested to spend the weekend or just a day learning about the industry.

HempFest Cannabis Expo (February 23-24)
HempFest Canada presents its two day HempFest Cannabis Expo featuring a variety of exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations that are guaranteed to spike the interest of every kind of cannabis lover

Ai-Kon Winterfest (February 23)
Winterfest is a Japanese Cultural and Animation Festival featuring programming facilitated by fans, members of our community, special guests and staff. Visit the Exhibitor Hall and Marketplace for amazing art and merchandise, and the general venue for raves, photo booth, video game tournaments, Maid Cafe, and much more.

Mid-Canada Boat Show (February 28-March 3)
The Mid-Canada Boat Show offers everything you need for summer fun including the newest boats and motors, from the top manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. The Hook & Bullet Show will be joining the show again this year so if you’re a hunter or enjoy fishing, you will want to check this out. One ticket, two shows! Thursday women get in free and are invited to a special roundtable at 6 pm with women from the industry.

Manitoba RV Show & Sale (March 7-10)
The Manitoba RV Show takes over the entire third floor exhibition hall and features RV dealers, campgrounds and resorts, service and supplier firms, outdoor recreational sports stores, finance and insurance companies and hundreds of hard to find parts and accessories. With kid’s activities and other special events, there’s tons to keep everyone happy and excited for summer!

Franchise Expo (March 9-10)
Manitoba’s largest “Own Your Own Business” event is the most successful franchises and brand new opportunities from every industry. It’s an opportunity to meet face to face with proven businesses and ask those important questions in a no pressure environment.

Winnipeg Home + Garden Show (April 4-7)
Offering all the newest and best ideas in exterior and interior products, décor, outdoor living and landscaping, the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show also features some of Canada’s most knowledgeable and popular designers, gardeners, realtors and home improvement specialists along with more than 280 trusted brands to choose from.

Piston Ring World of Wheels (April 12-14)
The 45th Annual Piston Ring World of Wheels is Manitoba’s premier hot rod and custom car show for car enthusiasts of all ages and features Manitoba’s best hot rods, coolest rides, customs, trucks, muscle cars and motorcycles plus demonstrations, unique car displays, special celebrity appearances and awards and cash prizes for the participants.