Canada Life Centre, the premier entertainment facility in Winnipeg, offers more than just exciting sports and music events.
One of the highlights of this venue is its diverse and delectable food options available for visitors to satisfy their cravings while attending a game or a special event.
With a wide range of options, from casual snacks to fine dining experiences, the venue has something for everyone.
Sodexo, the supplier of the Canada Life Centre’s food and beverage services, operates numerous concessions and food kiosks, as well as supplying the club seat and premium suite areas with food and catering services.
Visitors can find popular options like Aviators’ Grill, which offers a variety of sandwiches, poutine, and more, as well as Tasty Tots, handcrafted tacos, steak sandwiches, and other delicious choices at various locations throughout the centre.
- Canada Life Centre Overview
- Dining Options
- Menu Highlights
- Payment and Pricing
- Tips for an Enjoyable Food Experience
Canada Life Centre Overview
The Canada Life Centre is a marquee entertainment facility owned by True North and hosts a variety of premier sports, music, and entertainment events throughout the year. It is known for its excellent facilities and a wide range of food options.
Sodexo, the supplier of all food and beverage services at the Canada Life Centre, operates the concessions and food kiosks as well as provides food and catering services to club seat and premium suite areas. One of the popular food spots inside the venue is Aviators’ Grill, located on both concourses, offering a wide variety of sandwiches, poutine, and more, alongside your choice of beverages.
Additionally, the Canada Life Centre also houses the Tasty Tots stand, which serves a delicious selection of tots and can be found at Sections 113 and 307. It is important to note that outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the facility. However, empty plastic water bottles are permitted for your convenience, while non-empty bottles are not allowed.
Canada Life Centre offers a variety of concession stands operated by Sodexo, providing well-known items such as Tim Hortons and Pizza Pizza. These permanent stands and portable food kiosks can be found throughout the arena, satisfying every craving during an event at the venue. For more information about all food and beverage locations, visit the Canada Life Centre Food & Shop page.
Restaurants and Bars
Near the Canada Life Centre, there are several dining options for visitors to enjoy. Some recommendations include Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill, Moxie’s Grill & Bar, The Merchant Kitchen, and Browns Socialhouse.
You can find more about the Centre’s nearby restaurants on Tripadvisor.
Specialty Food Stalls
Canada Life Centre also features specialty food stalls to cater to unique tastes. A few notable options within the arena include:
- Aviators’ Grill: Located on both concourses, it offers a wide variety of sandwiches, poutine, and more, alongside your beverage of choice.
- Tasty Tots: Visit Tasty Tots at section 113 and 307 for everything tots!
- Exchange Restaurant and Beer Market: Enjoy handcrafted pork and fish tacos, burgers, beef raviolo, steak sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, and more with a reservation and access to the event level.
- High Steaks Hot Sandwiches: Serving steak sandwiches and more, find them in sections 115 and 306.
At the Canada Life Centre, you’ll find a variety of well-known Canadian favorites. Enjoy delicious offerings from popular concession stands like Tim Hortons and Pizza Pizza. Sample tasty appetizers, hot entrees, and indulgent desserts from the customized menu available at the venue.
The Canada Life Centre also offers a diverse selection of international cuisine. Head over to the Grab + Go location in the atrium for sushi options during Jets games or visit Section 124 during Moose games for a quick and delicious meal.
Canada Life Centre is mindful of guests with food allergies. Though peanuts are no longer available at the venue, some products containing nuts are sold. Guests with dietary restrictions can bring their own food or non-alcoholic beverages for personal consumption, subject to event security restrictions.
Vegetarian and Vegan Choices
Vegetarian and vegan options are available throughout the Canada Life Centre. The Grab + Go location offers salads, fresh fruit, wraps, and pita chips that cater to a variety of dietary preferences. Keep an eye out for additional plant-based options at various concession stands and kiosks.
Payment and Pricing
Canada Life Centre offers a variety of food and beverage options to cater to different tastes and preferences. The arena has recently adjusted the pricing for some concession items in a bid to provide a better experience for its guests. For example, the cost of domestic draft has been lowered to C$7.50, and canned beers are now available for C$7.00.
When it comes to payment options at Canada Life Centre’s concession stands, contactless payment is the preferred method. For instance, the coat check service, located at Gate 1 near the Portage & Donald entrance, accepts contactless payment and charges a $5 fee per coat.
Visitors to Canada Life Centre can choose from a diverse range of food and beverage options, such as:
- Freshii – serving healthy wraps, bowls, and burritos (sections 109 and 321)
- Pizza Pizza – offering a wide variety of pizzas (sections 113, 121, 319)
- Tim Hortons – providing coffee and baked goods
In addition to these well-known food outlets, the arena is also serviced by Sodexo, which operates several concession stands and portable food kiosks. General catering services can be inquired by calling 204-926-5666, while premium suites catering services are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling 204-926-5680.
Tips for an Enjoyable Food Experience
Accessibility and Seating
It’s important to consider accessibility and seating when planning your food experience at Canada Life Centre. One option for a more exclusive dining experience is the Exchange Restaurant and Beer Market, which requires a reservation and event-level access. At the Budweiser King Club Lounge, enjoy seat service in sections 124 to 127, and 223 to 228 as part of the Budweiser King Club.
As with any event, peak hours will occur close to the start and end times. To avoid long lines and waits, plan to grab your food and beverages well before or after the rush. Additionally, consider the locations of various food options within the arena. Some options – like the steak sandwiches at High Steaks Hot Sandwiches in sections 115 and 306 – may be less crowded.
Keep an eye out for special promotions and offers during your visit to Canada Life Centre. Restaurants and food vendors may occasionally feature discounts, special menu items, or limited-time offers. Stay updated with announcements from the Canada Life Centre or by following their social media channels for the latest news on available promotions.
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