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Both taxis and rental cars are good options for getting around the Winnipeg area. But if you're planning on exploring areas outside of the city, obtaining a rental car is the best move.
Taxis are widely available in Winnipeg as there are over 400 licensed vehicles operating in the city. Rides can be obtained one of two ways, either by calling ahead and arranging for a pick up, or finding a cab at a stand located at public area such as hotels and shopping malls. Unlike many other cities around the world, taxis in Winnipeg are reasonably priced. Fares are non-negotiable and determined by a meter. Getting around within the downtown area is likely to cost around $5. Tipping the driver 15% of the fare is customary. Visit Taxi Companies for a list of those based in the Winnipeg area.
There are many rental car agencies operation in Winnipeg, many of which have locations at or near the airport. A list of the companies located at the airport can be found at Airport Rentals . Daily rates are available from most companies (starting as low as $25/day), but weekly rates are usually much cheaper. Visit Rental Agencies for an incomplete list of companies located throughout the city of Winnipeg.