The Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Winnipeg Home + Garden Show

Apr 8, 2018, 20:37 PM

Ready to make your dream home come to life? It’s a new year and there’s no better time to get started on home projects! Whether you’re still in the planning stages, or you’ve already begun major demolition, the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show has something for every project! Opening today at the RBC Convention Centre, the Show is happening all weekend from April 5-8, 2018.

With so much to see over the weekend we’ve compiled a list of insider tips - the Ultimate Show Guide, so you can take in the show like the pros. Get ready to walk away with expert knowledge and all the design inspiration you need to get the ball rolling on any home project this winter!

Before you go:
Before you make your way down to the RBC Convention Centre, be sure to have your Winnipeg Home + Garden Show tickets in hand. Save yourself $3 (and some time!) by buying your tickets online at, courtesy of

Now that you’re set, find your way to the RBC Convention Centre (375 York Avenue, Winnipeg MB). If you’re bringing your car and planning to do some shopping, parking is available at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg Parkade for $10-$18 per car, 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.


First things first:
You’re here! Now that you’ve arrived, it’s time to take in all the new show features and design projects #WHGS18 has in store. First things first, we recommend checking The Urban Barn Main Stage line-up, presented by the Winnipeg Free Press and Urban Barn, located in Hall C. You don’t want to miss out on getting a seat at your favourite HGTV Canada stars’ presentations.

Presentations on the Urban Barn Main Stage include (for the first time ever!) HGTV Canada’s Masters of Flip Kortney and Dave Wilson, who will be providing trusted-and-tested advice on how to add value to your home. Other headliners include HGTV Canada’s Home to Win stars Carson Arthur and Tiffany Pratt, HGTV Canada’s Love It or List It Vancouver co-host Todd Talbot, Cityline and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, Winnipeg’s own Kelsey Kosman of Dollhouse Design, who will guide you bringing the outdoors in with green design, and more! You can hear first-hand from these presenters and other top design and home renovation pros on the Urban Barn Main Stage presented by the Winnipeg Free Press all weekend-long!

Insider tip: If you stick around after each presentation, you just might get a chance to take a picture and chat with each celebrity during their selfie sessions immediately following their presentations.  

When: April 5-8, check out the full Urban Barn Main Stage schedule available here.

Kortney & Dave Wilson, HGTV Canada's Masters of Flip
Friday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Carson Arthur, HGTV Canada's Home to Win
Friday, April 6 at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 at 1:00pm

Tiffany Pratt, HGTV Canada's Home to Win
hursday, April 5 at 6:00pm
Friday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Todd Talbot, HGTV Canada's Love It or List It Vancouver
Saturday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 at 2:00pm

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, Cityline expert
Friday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Kelsey Kosman, designer and owner of Dollhouse Design
Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Where: The Urban Barn Main Stage, presented by The Winnipeg Free Press and Urban Barn, located in Hall A.

Talk to the experts:
Now you’ve heard from some of the pros on the Urban Barn Main Stage, visited a few booths and chatted with some of the friendly show exhibitors, head on over to the Design Studio, presented by Style Manitoba, sponsored by Cloverdale Paint, designed by Adorn Interior Decorator Services. Have trouble picking a style and sticking to it from a projects’ start to finish? Meet with local designers and decorators at the Design Studio for a free 15-minute consultation. Share your design dilemma with the experts, and they will help you nail down a style you love!

Already have a vision for your next projects design, but need some guidance with the home renovation process? We’ve got you covered! Book a free consultation and talk to the home improvement pros at Ask a Renovator presented by the Manitoba Home Builder's Association and Home Décor and Renovations Magazine. Avoid a demolition disaster, and start making your home renovation goals happen here!

Where: The Design Studio is located in booth 1735 in Hall C. Ask a Renovator is located in booth 543 in Hall A.


Start thinking about the great outdoors:
Want to revamp your outdoor space but tired of the same old look? Head on over to Dining Alfresco, designed by Dollhouse Design with turf provided by Synthetic Turf Winnipeg presented by Virgin Radio Winnipeg and see how you can bring your patio or backyard to life with different looks to fit your own personal style. Walk through beautifully designed displays and make sure to bring your camera and notepad - you’ll want to recreate these looks at home!

After checking out Dining Alfresco, make your way over to PLANTED. Five local Winnipeggers’ transformed basic planters into their own home decor piece with Rust-Oleum paints. This feature is sure to inspire! With a touch of creativity and a simple DIY project you can make your own stylish piece on a budget! See a crate creation you love? When you stop by, don’t forget to pick your favourite entry and learn more about your chance to win, as each crate creator will be giving away their piece to a lucky winner through their social feeds!

Where: Dining Alfresco is located in booth 1369, in Hall C. PLANTED is located in booth 721, in Hall A.

Eat, drink, + relax, in style:
Now that you’ve got a taste of the show, it’s about that time for a bite to eat and maybe even a glass of wine at the Lounge. Treat yourself! After all, it is the weekend, you deserve to enjoy yourself! Presented by Western Living Magazine, this chic space designed by Premier Companies will give you a minute to relax in style and let all the design inspiration sink in. Trust us, you will not want to leave!

Where: The Lounge is located in Hall C.

Share your moments:
Have a favourite booth or exhibitor? Couldn’t get enough of PLANTED? Once you’ve seen it all, share some of your favourite moments from the show on social media using #WHGS18 so we can see the show features you loved! You might even win a $100 VISA gift card. Follow along for all the #WHGS18 fun on Twitter and Instagram.

Make sure you purchase your tickets online to save $3 off your ticket price courtesy of
APRIL 5-8, 2018