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About Southport

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Southport a government run organization?
Southport is a not-for-profit organization that is NOT funded by any part of the government.

Is Southport part of the Department of National Defense (DND)?
Southport is not a part of DND. KF Aerospace (previously Allied Wings) is our customer and DND is their customer. We provide facilities, services, and an airport for KF Aerospace.

Where did Southport get the money to build this facility?
Southport is a successful commercial development company that has made many major site improvements to support our tenants and invest in building new facilities. The revenue earned from our tenants is invested back into our assets.

How many employees are there at Southport?
Southport operates with 25-30 full-time employees. According to our latest economic impact study conducted in 2019, there are 600 people employed on-site.

What services are available at Southport?
Southport offers an array of services including residential housing, accommodations, conference facilities, storage complexes, an indoor recreation facility, outdoor recreation, a 5-pin bowling alley, and a 9-hole golf course.

What are we?
Southport is a not-for-profit property management and development company, located 3 km south of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Our goal is to establish a world-class business centre balanced with lifestyle, wellness, and recreation facilities; featuring aviation and aerospace training facilities, research and development of products, light manufacturing, educational institutions, beautiful open spaces, a golf course, and a fitness centre with a bowling alley.

Who do I contact at Southport to book a conference facility?
To book one of our conference facilities, please contact us at 204.428.6030.

How do I become a member of the Central Plains RecPlex?
To become a member at the Central Plains RecPlex, please click here and follow the instructions.

Who are the current tenants at Southport?
As of January 2021, Southport is home to: Accelerated Christian Education, Addictions Foundation Manitoba, Airport Technologies Inc., Assiniboine Community College, KF Aerospace – Defence Programs, Portage Day Care Centre, The Portage la Prairie and Area EMS, Red River College – Stevenson Campus, Roquette, J.R. Simplot Company, Southern Health Santé Sud, Southport Bowl, and the Southport Golf Club. Looking to lease commercial space? Click here to learn more! 

Is there a nursing program in Southport?
Assiniboine Community College holds the Licensed Practical Nursing Program on-site at Southport. It’s an intensive 2-year Diploma program. More information can be found here.

How do I book a stay in Barker Suites or Mynarski House?
To book your stay at Southport today, you can click here, or call the front desk at 204.428.6030.