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Learn more about your membership!

We’ve compiled answers to our frequently asked questions below.


Children 18 & under receive FREE admission to WAG-Qaumajuq! Your membership helps support the Gallery’s mission to ensure access to art for the wider community, including free admission for youth.

Indigenous peoples as well as youth 18 and under receive free admission to WAG-Qaumajuq.

The Gallery also offers a number of our admission-free days, including Canada Life Free Sunday (on the second Sunday of every month), exhibition openings, and extra programming throughout the year. Stay tuned to our e-news and events page to hear more about these opportunities!

Friend Membership

Your membership benefits can be viewed here

The free Friend membership pilot ended on May 31, 2024. If you currently have a free Friend membership, your membership will be active until it’s expiry date! If you have questions about the expiry date of your membership or no longer have access to your digital membership card, please contact us at

No, the Friend membership provides entry for the cardholder only and does not include guest access. If you’re interested in perks such as discounts and the ability to bring a guest, check out our Friend Plus: Add-a-Companion option or Partner level!

You will receive our regular e-news which includes invitations to public events and exhibition openings. Friend Plus memberships and higher include early access to exhibitions and events.

Yes, we can upgrade your membership at any time! Simply call our membership office at 204-789-1764.

Because this level is affordably priced to bring you the best value for your dollar, this level is not eligible for anniversary discounts.

Friend Plus Membership

We no longer offer free passes as part of our memberships, however you will have the ability to bring one guest with you to select member-related events for free.

Add-a-Companion Membership

Yes, you can add any one person you visit the Gallery frequently with – a parent, friend, partner, whoever! If you choose a digital membership, you and your companion will have your names on the same card, which can be shared to the companion’s phone from the primary member. Check out our digital card FAQ below for more information.

No, a companion can only be added with a Friend Plus membership, and comes free with a Partner membership. However, they can sign up for their own Friend (or other!) membership that includes free admission for a year.

Partner Membership

The membership cost of this level is $175, and that includes a number of great benefits unique to this membership level, including a coupon to the ShopWAG, invitations to special events, reciprocal admission at museums and galleries across North America (NARM), a subscription to Inuit Art Quarterly, and much more. This level is about giving back to WAG-Qaumajuq, and helping to make the Gallery more accessible to the community.

We have a minimum donation amount of $25, however there is no maximum – every donation amount creates more opportunity at the WAG. This includes free admissions and memberships for youth and Indigenous members of the community, a new initiative that was made possible by donors and members like you! Members who give donations of $1,000+ are automatically members of the Collectors Circle, and receive more unique experiences, while helping WAG-Qaumajuq make a deeper impact in the community.

Yes, your membership includes one companion who will receive their own membership card (digital membership cards will have both your names, but can be on your individual phones). Children aged 18 years and younger receive FREE admission to WAG-Qaumajuq and therefore do not need to be added to your membership.

Optional Add-on: Associates Membership

Yes, all members of the Associates must be active WAG-Qaumajuq members.

Yes, a WAG-Qaumajuq member from any membership category is welcome to join the Associates!

Digital Membership Cards

Access the email from your smartphone and click the “Download” button, then click “Add to Wallet” and “Add.” The card will automatically go to your iPhone’s Apple Wallet. It can be accessed in Wallet at any time. Tap the (…) icon at the bottom-right corner to flip over your card and view your membership benefits, hours of operation, and contact information.

Android users need to download Wallet Passes from Google Play. After you have the app, access the email from your smartphone and click “Download” in the membership email, and the card will automatically go to your Wallet Passes app, where it can be accessed at any time. Tap the (i) icon to flip over your card and view your membership benefits, hours of operation, and contact information.

If you have a Gmail email address on your phone, or currently use the Gpay app, you may receive notification to download your WAG-Qaumajuq card to your Gpay account.

Google Pay (Gpay) passes are compatible with Android phones and iPhones. To install your digital card to Gpay, you just need to follow these steps:

If your phone shares the same email address you use in your desktop computer/notebook, then you can install it from your computer and visualize it on the phone later (you can install the Google pass to your phone directly from your computer):

  1. Open the email you received
  2. Click on the “Download” button
  3. Click on “add to Gpay”
  4. A preview will appear. Click on “Save to Gpay”
  5. In some cases, Gpay might ask you to log in so you can save it to an account. Please log in to continue (credit card information should not be required).
  6. That’s it! You can now access your digital card from your iPhone/Android phone after you download the Gpay app.

If you received the email directly to your phone (Android/iPhone):

  1. Make sure Gpay is installed
  2. Open the email directly from your phone
  3. Click on the “Download” button
  4. Click on “add to Gpay”
  5. A preview will appear. Click on “Save to Gpay”
  6. In some cases, Gpay might ask you to log in so you can save it to an account. Please log in to continue (no credit card information should be required).
  7. The card will be saved to Gpay and you will be able to access it from the Gpay app at any moment.

Please contact us at or 204-789-1764 to request a physical card.

Please contact us at or 204-789-1764 to request a physical card, or let us know in person at the time of purchase.

Please contact us at or 204-789-1764. We will be happy to correct this for you.

For Android users, open your card in the Wallet Passes app, navigate to the back of the card by clicking the small “i” on the front and use the “Share Pass” button to send the card to your Companion. For iPhone users open your membership card in your Apple Wallet and click the (…) icon to access the back of your card. Once flipped, you will find the share icon at the top right of the digital card. You will be able to share the card through text message, iMessage, AirDrop, or other messaging options available on your phone.

If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to the Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card (scroll through any cards that are already there- it may be hiding!). If you have an Android, you’ll need to download the Wallet Passes app from the Google Play Store prior to downloading the card. Your phone may also suggest downloading the card to your Google Pay (Gpay) app. You can download the Gpay app from your App Store/Google Play Store to access your card. If you’re still having trouble, please contact our digital card partners at

Still have questions? Get in touch!

Brigitte Plouffe
Advancement Administrator
204.789.1764 Email Brigitte
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WAG-Qaumajuq recognizes that land acknowledgements are part of an ongoing dialogue with Indigenous Nations, and we are grateful to live and work on these lands and waters. Institutionally, WAG-Qaumajuq is committed to acknowledging our colonial history and we are actively working to interrogate the Gallery’s colonial ways of being.

WAG-Qaumajuq is LEED certified.

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Winnipeg Art Gallery—Qaumajuq
300 Memorial Blvd
Winnipeg, MB
204.786.6641 // Gallery
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