Re-Opening August 7

WAG-Qaumajuq is now open! Make sure to review our latest safety measures below, including our mandatory face mask policy and self-screening tool.

The Gallery Shop and [email protected] Forks are now open; both shop locations require that all staff and visitors wear masks inside. Our spaces are also available for private events according to provincial health orders. Please note, our new cafe Katita is not yet re-opened.


The WAG continues to follow provincial guidelines for occupancy level and health orders:

Gallery Visits

  • WAG-Qaumajuq is required to ask for proof of vaccination from visitors to access indoor areas. Effective September 7, 2021
  • WAG-Qaumajuq is open at 50% capacity as per the current Manitoba public health orders
  • WAG-Qaumajuq requires that all visitors 5 years of age or older and staff wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside public spaces at the Gallery — if needed, we do have masks available at the front desk
  • Please self-screen here in advance of your visit and be ready to show your pass upon entry — if you don’t have a smart phone we can ask you the self-screening questions when you arrive
  • For regular Gallery visits, enter through our St. Mary Ave doors; groups and schools come in via Memorial Blvd
  • Feel free to bring your own food and drinks to enjoy on the main floor of WAG-Qaumajuq, the outdoor patio on St. Mary Ave, and the penthouse level Rooftop Sculpture Garden Katita Cafe will re-open soon!

Social Distancing

  • It is strongly recommended that visitors keep a physical distance of two metres
  • We ask all visitors to be mindful of social distancing practices and to prepare to wait in a line as we manage building capacity
  • WAG will maintain the required occupancy level allowing staff and visitors to keep a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges
  • The following steps are being maintained:
    • Touchless payment (i.e. credit and debit cards) is preferred over cash
    • Please leave backpacks and large purses at home
    • All tours and activities to accommodate physical distancing
    • One person (or one household unit) per elevator
    • Washrooms are restricted to two individuals at a time

Health Precautions & Onsite Cleaning

  • Hand-sanitation and stringent cleaning practices throughout the galleries
  • Washrooms have frequent sanitization
  • Water fountains are temporarily closed, water bottles are permitted in the Gallery — please be careful around the art!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us [email protected]


23 responses to “Re-Opening August 7”

  1. Marguerite L Martin says:

    So glad to hear you’ll be back. Will the roof top restaurant open as well?

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Hi Marguerite, we’re excited to reopen as well! Our new cafe, Katita, is now located on our main level by the visible vault! Unfortunately, they are not quite ready to open just yet. We hope to see you soon!

  2. Jaimie K says:

    Hi there! Will you be requiring proof of immunization? I plan on going to WAG in the upcoming weeks with my friend, however she is an international student who cannot apply for a vaccination card even though she is fully immunized. Thanks!

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Hi! Provincial mandates no longer require proof of vaccination in museums and galleries, we are open to all but we are requiring that masks be worn while inside. Thank you and enjoy your visit!

  3. Erica says:

    Hyped! What will be your hours? Are you open on Sunday the 8th?

  4. Kathy says:

    I’m very pleased to see that masks will continue to be needed at the WAG. Thank you!!

  5. Vern Gilbertson says:

    What hours will the Qaumajug be open to the public on Thursday August 12,2021

  6. Miriam Corne says:

    Thank you so much for making sure that everyone will continue to wear a mask.

  7. Karen Paul says:

    Can we book a timed entry on August 11?

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Hi Karen, we only have pre-registration available for free days at the Gallery (next ones being August 14 & 15), otherwise, admission is available upon entry! Thank you for checking and enjoy your visit!

  8. I, too, am pleased that masks will be required. Reminders of physical distancing would also be appreciated.

  9. seren says:

    do you need a status card to prove your indigenous? or any sort of document for approval? thank you

  10. Nancy Parker says:

    are the only viewing hours for this 11 – 5? Any evening times next week?

  11. Monique says:

    Hi, we are looking forward to bringing our niece and nephew (ages 8 and 10) later this month. Have there been any issues with wait times of folks not being able to get in because of the 50% capacity. I know it may be taking some time for number to ramp up but wanted to avoid disappointment if possible. Thanks!

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Hi Monique, we’re so excited for you to explore WAG-Qaumajuq with your niece and nephew! There should not be an issues getting in to the space, but if you are concerned, feel free to call our front desk the day before/day of and ask: 204-786-6641 🙂

  12. Johane Cantin says:

    Are reservations required?

    • Katryna Barske says:

      Hello, reservations are only required for events or our Free Days. For general admission/visits just walk in! Thanks for checking!

  13. Alisha says:

    Is this event kid friendly ?

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Hello, kids are always welcome at WAG-Qaumajuq 🙂 Youth are free 18 and under, and youth 25 and under can get a free friend membership!

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