Snow Clearing

Parking Bans, Snow and Ice Removal

Parking Bans, Snow and Ice removal can seem complicated at times. Winnipeg has an excellent, award-winning program designed to ensure our City keeps moving.  I’ve summarized the details of parking bans, snow and ice removal and hope you find this information helpful.

  1. Parking Bans in winter months
  2. Snow and Ice Removal in South Winnipeg-St Norbert Ward and City-wide


Winnipeggers are passionate about snow and snow removal!  These 6 key points help put parking bans and snow/ice removal into perspective:

  1. Using human beings and machines to harness the forces of nature will ALWAYS be challenging.
  2. Communicating parking bans requires BOTH the City and resident’s active participation.
  3. The City’s detailed Snow Clearing Policy may or may not always align with individuals’ personal expectations.
  4. Every single road and sidewalk in Winnipeg was kept open in 2014, the worst winter since 1898 (according to Environment Canada) for duration, cold temperatures, and record snowfalls. The City did not shut down access; conditions weren’t ideal, but the City did NOT shut down.
  5. Winnipeg is one of the very few winter cities in North America that plows ALL roads and sidewalks:
    • Regional streets                            748 kms
    • Collector streets/bus routes       712 kms
    • Residential streets                     1,852 kms
    • Alleys/Backlanes                           915 kms
    • Sidewalks                                     2,588 kms
  6. Winnipeg’s Public Works Department was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious American Public Works Association’s Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Awardrecognizing best practices in snow/ice removal while minimizing environmental impacts.
    • Winnipeg’s Snow and Ice Control Policy provides one of the top snow and ice control programs in the country, providing services not offered in other cities such as clearing of front drive windrows and plowing of sidewalks.
    • While recognized with the APWA award in 2008, these practices continue to be reviewed and improved upon by the City of Winnipeg.


  • To ensure the flow of movement for pedestrians, cyclists, and private/public vehicles
  • To facilitate the fast, safe movement of emergency vehicles (ambulance, fire and police).

I encourage you to read the simplified Parking Bans and Snow and Ice Removal pages to better understand how Winnipeg keeps vehicles and people moving in winter conditions.   For a detailed overview, see the City of Winnipeg Snow & Ice Removal website


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Janice Lukes
City Councillor
Waverley West Ward
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