Southport was established as a not-for-profit, non-share corporation in 1992 to manage the assets of the former Canadian Forces Base Portage la Prairie, which was originally established in 1940 as a training base for military pilots. After the transition from CFB Portage to Southport occurred, military pilot training continued through the 3 Canadian Forces Flight Training School which was being operated by Bombardier and succeeded by Allied Wings in 2005 until present.
As a property management and development company, Southport has diversified its tenant base to include health administration (Southern Health–Santé Sud), education and training (Stevenson Aviation, Assiniboine Community College, Accelerated Christian Education Canada), manufacturing (Airport Technologies Inc.), addictions counselling (Addictions Foundation of Manitoba), childcare (Portage Day Care Centre), food services (Sawmill Tea + Coffee Co.), and support services for the military flight contract (Canadian Base Operators, Kelowna Flightcraft, Allied Wings).
Southport strives to ensure that the facilities our tenants use fit their needs based on their unique requirements. We are committed to providing quality customer service and establishing a sense of community around Southport that will enrich the experience of doing business with us.