Tips for attending the Home and Garden Show

Apr 07, 2017


The Winnipeg Home and Garden Show is happening all weekend at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, making it an exciting time to start getting inspired and taking home some new ideas as you start your home build. Like any show, there is so much to take in from vendors, celebrity speakers and informational workshops. That’s why we’ve put together a short guide to make your visit more efficient and enjoyable.

1. Review the Schedule and Vendors

Head on over to the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show website to see get your full list of all the exhibits and the companies who’ll be in attendance with booths, the speakers who’ll be sharing their expert knowledge, and even the workshops available all weekend long.

2. Nail down what you’ll want to see

Not only can it be a long day hopping from booth to booth and attending shows, but it can be overwhelming. If you don’t have a clear vision for what you’re looking to get out of the show and why exactly you’re there, you may not leave satisfied.

Make note of what you’ll want to see and maybe even create a rough schedule, including the show times to make sure you don’t miss anything you want to see. This could also save you time that could be spent wandering around – unless that method works best for you! You might also want to factor in the time you may take talking to the representatives at each booth and prepare any questions you may want to ask them.

3. Be prepared

Now that you know what you’ll be doing throughout your day, you’ll want to make sure you’re fully prepared and not forgetting anything! Here is a list of helpful tips to prepare for the long day.

  • Take photos while you’re there so you don’t forget the things you saw and liked. It may also be helpful to take photos with you so you’re not imagining your rooms or if your still in the process of building, measurements will help immensely. 
  • Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. You’ll also be able to fill up using the water fountains at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.
  • Have your phone fully charged, you may even want to bring a portable charger because you’ll most likely be using it to take photos and browsing the website of multiple vendors.
  • Bring a reusable bag for pamphlets and extra bonus items you may receive. 
  • Use the coat check or wear a light jacket as it can get hot because of the larger crowds.
  • Wear good walking shoes because you’ll most likely be on your feet all day, with the exception of shows and workshops.
  • Prepare to find parking as it may be a challenge to find Downtown, especially with the warmer Winnipeg weather. If you plan on parking on the street, you may want to go early. There is also plenty of parking in the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg parkade.
  • Make sure to eat because a good breakfast and lunch can keep you energized throughout your day.

The Winnipeg Home and Garden Show is a great starting point to gather ideas and inspiration. Talking to your builder when you have a better idea of what you want in your new home will not only allow you to feel more comfortable talking to you builder, but make the process run more seamlessly. It’s also important to know that your builders will be able to help you with any questions throughout your build and guide you through the process with their expertise.

Details for the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show

April 6-9, 2017

RBC Convention Centre

Tickets for Adults are $12 and children 12 and under receive free admission! You also receive a discount when you purchase your tickets online. Find out more information about tickets on the website.