Make Winnipeg Blue – 17 of June 2023

Welcome to Echo: Winnipeg


Winnipeg is located on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

The Manitoba Resistance welcomes you to Winnipeg for our Echo series Anomaly on June 17, where we will host the only Canadian Ingress Anomaly of 2023. This website aims to give you all the information you need to attend, enjoy your weekend and help us win.

Winnipeg is a vibrant and culturally rich city located in the heart of Canada. It offers a unique blend of urban energy and natural beauty, with a range of attractions and activities to suit any taste. One of the city’s main draws is its rich history and heritage, which is celebrated through a number of museums and cultural institutions, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Manitoba Museum. Additionally, Winnipeg is known for its lively music and arts scenes, with a range of festivals and events taking place throughout the year.

Beyond its cultural offerings, Winnipeg is also home to a number of beautiful parks and natural areas, including Assiniboine Park and the Forks National Historic Site, which offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration. The city is also known for its friendly and welcoming community, with a strong sense of local pride and identity. Overall, Winnipeg offers a unique and authentic Canadian experience, with a range of attractions and activities to suit any visitor’s interests.






Coming to Winnipeg…

There are lots of way to get to Winnipeg. Whether you’re local, from Canada, or from far away, we will help you get here.

To find out if you need a visa before entering Canada, please check out the Government of Canada’s website.

For all travelers entering Canada by air, land or marine, please check out COVID 19 most up-to-date information.

ArriveCan app is currently optional and not required to be used prior to entry into Canada.

Travelers are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or an enhanced driver’s license.

The primary airport for Manitoba is the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG). Information regarding the airport can be found here.

Trains can be found here at Via Rail

Coming soon.

From the United States Travelers coming by land can choose from multiple land crossings. The primary crossing is Emerson/Pembina land crossing, which operates 24/7. HWY 75 from Winnipeg to Emerson, I29 starting in Pembina ND and goes south. The port of Entry at Tolstoi/Langcaster has restricted hours, check ahead before using this crossing. This crossing is located at the junction of HWY 59 and State HWY 59.

All accommodations have a 5% tax. Tipping housekeeping is expected but not required.

AirBnB does operate in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg does host the common hotel chains throughout the city that one can’t go wrong with. Hotels located downtown will have limited or paid parking.

Mariaggi’s is a themed, luxury hotel located in a historic part of Winnipeg.

There are a few reasonable hotels close to Portage & Main and The Forks.

There is a visitor’s guide with the above information and much more. Here is the Visitor’s Guide in a single document.

Anomaly FAQ

In Ingress, anomalies are the most exciting kind of competitive event.

XM Anomalies are large, competitive cross faction events run by Niantic. For a detailed explanation, please have a look at the Fev Games wiki.

Whilst Niantic made the decision to host the anomaly in Winnipeg for the Echo series, we’re excited to host an event for Niantic in the vibrant and historical city of Winnipeg and can’t wait to make it a successful and fun day for everyone!

The rules for the Echo anomaly series can be found here.Your team leads will have more exact instructions for you.

Niantic has changed how this works. It is now enough to just show up and interact with the designated event portals to get the anomaly badge, similar to the Second Sunday event.

This will depend on your team’s assignment. You will be on a team with other agents. Playing in a group helps us to coordinate everything on the day. We’ll be able to give you more specific information about start time closer to the anomaly date, once you sign up.

You can create your own team with your friends after you have signed up. Many players sign up in groups that always go to anomalies together. But it’s OK if you don’t know anybody yet. We can assign you to a team that matches your speed, language and experience.

We don’t know the answer yet, but historically an anomaly does not officially start until afternoon. We will give you more specific timings once Niantic releases them. However, your team may decide to meet up earlier in the day so that everyone can get to know each other.

Yes, you can provide them items, set up farming events prior to the anomaly, and tell other people about the anomaly and where to sign up (here).

General FAQ

Here are more general questions and answers. If your question is not answered here, feel free to contact the organisers directly. If you are already registered you can also use our various Telegram or Discord channels to ask questions.

Yes, Niantic have confirmed a Mission Day will happen on the Sunday the day after the anomaly. There is no physical check in/out for Mission Days required. You simply complete six or more of the specific Mission Day missions sometime within the 24 hours that is Sunday. The medal will automatically increment after the sixth mission. There may be a Mission Day group photo but it will be optional.

Here in this Google Map are the titles of the 18 missions and start locations.

Satellite Site: Winnipeg, Canada, Sun, 18 Jun 2023 all day – Ingress Mission Day – Mission Day Map

This is not a faction competition event. Play nice and know that everyone is looking to do the missions and probably get Unique Portal Captures (UPCs). So don’t heavily shield the mission day portals.

We have prepared a banner guide document that can be found here. Of course, you can also check sites like or and our document has links to Bannergress for each banner reviewed. The document contains useful stats like unique portals, and distance.

Sadly not. Niantic are only sending it to Primary Sites. In June, the Primary Site is Athens in Greece. You can refer to their original blog post for a list of Primary Sites.

Yes, you can visit the swag shop here.

You can absolutely still participate in the event! It is helpful to let us know when you sign up so we can help you find a team which meets your needs. If you have specific questions please reach out to Team Building once you have signed up.

Of course! If they want to participate they can either sign up with our registration themselves, or if you are not comfortable with that, you can always tell our Team Building and your Team Lead about it. Please make sure to follow the Ingress Terms and Conditions.

If your children do not want to play, there is a lot of fun stuff to do for them in Winnipeg, such as the Museums and the Parks.