Insider-Tips and Team Picks: A Showgoer’s Guide to Opening Day

Jan 10, 2020, 18:00 PM

Today’s the day to make your dream home come to life! Whether you’re just starting to plan or you’ve already begun your renovation, the Winnipeg Renovation Show has something for every project. Opening today at the RBC Convention Centre, the Show is happening all weekend from January 10–12, 2020.

With so much to see, we’ve compiled a list of must-sees and insider tips from Marketplace Events, the team behind it all! Take in the Show like the pros and walk away filled with knowledge and inspiration!

Before you Go

Before you make your way down to the RBC Convention Centre, be sure to have your tickets in hand. Save yourself $2 by purchasing your tickets online at, courtesy of All Canadian Renovations.

Now that you’re set, find your way to the RBC Convention Centre (375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB). If you’re coming by car, parking is available at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg Parkade, or you can park at any of the nearby outdoor and indoor lots, as well as on metered spots on the adjacent streets. Check out the RBC Convention Centre Parking Information for more details, including price points and directions.

At the Show

The fun begins once you’ve arrived at the Show! Grab a Show Guide at the entrance to help make the most of your day. You’ll find a full list of the Lifestyle Stage schedule, exhibitor list and floor plan to guide your way!

And now, for the insider tips to visiting the Show! Here’s what the Marketplace Events team suggests:

  • Visit the HGTV Canada Lifestyle Stage, presented by KAT Reno and Winnipeg Free Press. You will be able to hear from experts about topics including bathroom and kitchen renovations, boosting your home's value, and more. View the Lifestyle Stage schedule for the full list of presentations and be sure to come early and grab seats for the presentations you don’t want to miss!

  • Who wants to meet Bryan Baeumler? You might just have the chance to snap a photo and chat with Bryan if you stick around after he presents on Saturday, January 11 at 1PM! You can also catch him on the HGTV Canada Lifestyle Stage presented by KAT Reno and Winnipeg Free Press on Friday, January 10 at 6PM.

  • With so many quality exhibitors and features, you may need to take a break during the Show! There are many spaces for you to take a second and relax, one being the Show Lounge, designed by Kelsey Kosman of Dollhouse Designs. At the Lounge, you can take a second to chat about which exhibitors you want to visit next, take in the beautiful design and even enjoy a glass of wine. Go at your own pace and make it a full day activity with a partner, family member or friend!

  • If you’re seeking design advice or looking to renovate your home, make sure to stop by The Design Studio, presented by Style Manitoba, sponsored by Cloverdale Paint and designed by IDESIGN - Interiors by Kristin and Ask a Renovator, presented by Manitoba Home Builders’ Association and Home Decor & Renovations. The experts will leave you with inspiration and direction on how to tackle your project!

  • Looking to add those finishing touches to your newly renovated home? Look no further than m(ART)ket to dress up your naked walls and add that much needed final touch to your space with one-of-a-kind pieces from this curated collection of canvases, prints, and photographs by local artists. 

Share what you’re loving at the Show with us by using #WRS20 and find us on Instagram and Twitter! Buy tickets online and save $2 courtesy of All Canadian Renovations at Satisfaction guaranteed - or the price of admission is on us!