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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.59: Location of Winnipeg International Airport

Winnipeg International Airport 1, the only true international airport in Manitoba, is located in the northwest part of the city. It has three runways 2 varying from 1.3 miles (2.1 km) to 2.0 miles (3.2 km) long, the north/south one 3 being the longest. The terminal buildings—now much expanded—are located to the east 4.

Several roads are obvious:

1)  PTH 101, the bypass around Winnipeg 5;

2)  PR 221 6, leading west to Rosser;

3)  PTH 6 7, leading northwest to the Interlake; and

4)  PR 236 8, leading north to Stonewall;

Railway line routes visible are:

1)  The CP line 9 paralleling PR 221;

2)  The CN line 10 paralleling PTH 6;

3)  A CP line in the east 11; and

4)  A line crossing the CN line 12, north of Winnipeg.

Also creeks have been straightened to improve flow and prevent flooding, giving a linear appearance; for example, Sturgeon Creek 13 is joined by a straightened tributary 14 from the north, and in the north is Grassmere Creek Drain 15.

Figure 18.59: Location of Winnipeg International Airport

Figure 18.59: Location of Winnipeg International Airport

Figure 18.59

Vertical air photograph: A21852-25

Flight height: 22,700 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 88.55 mm

Scale: 1:81,000 (approx.)

Date: August 12, 1970

Location: Township 4; Range 1 and 2E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62H Winnipeg

                    1:50,000 62H/14 Winnipeg