Winnipeg Transit (421 Osborne St.; tel. 877/311-4974; www.winnipegtransit.com) offers daily bus transport throughout the entire metro area. Also operated by Winnipeg Transit are Downtown Spirit buses, part of a free service along three downtown routes that link popular tourist areas. A brochure detailing the service is readily available, and your hotel concierge can also help you navigate the system. For regular buses, adults need C$2.35 in exact change (C$1.75 for seniors and children). Call for route and schedule info, or visit the Transit Service Centre in the Portage-and-Main concourse, open daily 8:15am to 4:45pm.

In addition, in summer and early fall, River Spirit water taxis (tel. 204/783-6633) ply the waters of the Red and the Assiniboine rivers. Departing every 15 minutes or so, the covered boats link 11 riverside tourist and business areas, including the Exchange District, Taché Dock (for St. Boniface), the Forks, and Hugo Dock, within easy walking distance of the trendy Corydon and Osborne districts. Tickets are C$3, or pay $15 for a day pass. These water taxis are the easiest way to get to St. Boniface from the Forks, which is otherwise rather a challenge on public transport.

The five car-rental companies based at Winnipeg International Airport are Avis (tel. 204/956-2847), Budget (tel. 204/989-8510), Enterprise (tel. 204/779-2422), Hertz (tel. 204/925-6625), and National (tel. 204/925-3529). Each of these companies also has downtown locations.

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You can find taxis at major downtown hotels. Try Duffy's Taxi (tel. 204/925-0101) or Unicity Taxi (tel. 204/925-3131).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.