Pollen Count in Winnipeg, Manitoba
What is the pollen count in Winnipeg today?
Want to know how many
tissues to stuff in your pocket
today? Your Pollen Pal can help with that. Search by postal code above
for a detailed breakdown of the daily pollen count in Winnipeg.
Pollen forecast for Winnipeg
Monitor the pollen forecast in Winnipeg over the coming days. Get the
all clear for a picnic in Assiniboine Park when Your Pollen Pal
tracker presents gloriously low levels. Or pack your hay fever kit
filled with antihistamines and
Kleenex® Ultra facial tissues
should the Winnipeg pollen levels be on the rise.
Pollen Month-by-Month in Winnipeg
With snow covering most of Winnipeg, this month has a low pollen
count. Allergies in January are largely due to mold or animals.
Having trouble figuring out if you have hay fever and a winter cold?
check out our guide
to spot the differences!
So long as the freezing temperatures continue
in Winnipeg, pollen seldom makes its presence felt this early in the
March welcomes spring and the beginning of
tree pollen season. Trees blooming in season are Maples, Hazels, Alders, Elms,
Cedars, Willows, Poplars, Oaks and Pines.
April showers boost the upcoming grass pollen
season with Kentucky grass becoming the first representative of the
season. Tree pollen remains the dominant pollen producer in Winnipeg
Throughout May Kentucky, Bermuda, Johnson, orchard,
and Timothy grasses are spreading their pollen evenly across
Winnipeg, while Sycamore trees also begin pollenating.
The primary producers of tree pollen in June are
pines, birch and oaks. Sweet vernal grass also joins the pollen
party in Winnipeg.
In July, grass pollen is peaking in Winnipeg, and
ragweed begins to appear in Manitoba.
The good news is that tree pollen production has
peaked with the exception of a few late bloomers. For Winnipeg,
ragweed is now the dominant pollen producer, along with dock,
nettle, mugwort and plantain.
Ragweed is on the decline, which signals that
hay fever season is officially winding down. Enjoy a deep breath of
fresh air without causing a
or itchy eye, hopefully the sun sticks around to make the most of
With any luck, the last of the weed pollen is on
its way out, although some may hang around until the first frost of
winter in Winnipeg.
Enjoy the changing leaf colours without your
eyes watering: November’s pollen count tends to be low.
December brings the first official day of
winter in Winnipeg, which means traditionally low levels of pollen
for the next few months.
Top Causes of Pollen in Winnipeg
Trees produce pollen in Winnipeg from March until July. Winnipeg’s
most common tree allergens are Oak, Elm, Ash, and Birch
trees1. Grass pollen is in the air from April until July as
well, followed by weed pollen. Ragweed pollen is the dominant strain
in Winnipeg, beginning in July through September (or until cooler
temperatures take over.)
How to Stay Prepared for Winnipeg’s Allergy Seasons
Kleenex® Ultra On-the-Go 3-Ply Pocket Facial Tissues
on hand to comfort your
throughout allergy season.
Wear sunglasses to block pollen from reaching your eyes prevent
watering and irritation.
- Wash your hands frequently to remove pollen.
Try using petroleum jelly around your upper lip and nostrils to cut
Use a highly protective comfortable mask to filter out allergens and
pollen in the air.3
When possible, shower and switch your clothing after spending time
outside to remove pollen.
Looking for a natural solution? Nasal breathing exercises have been
shown to assist those using the standard nasal sprays.4
Pollen Hotspots in Winnipeg
Assiniboine Park and Zoo, The Forks National Historic Site, and even
the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden are all potential places where pollen can
thrive. Hoping to catch a glimpse of the herd of bison in Fort Whyte
Alive? Definitely take a look at Your Pollen Pal first!
Allergy Friendly Activities in Winnipeg
Don’t let high pollen count in Winnipeg stop you from enjoying your
days out. There are plenty of hay fever-friendly activities you can
get up to with minimal impact on your allergies. Check in on the daily
local pollen count, whether you’re heading out in peak tree pollen
seasons between March to May or want a lovely June day out when grass
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
- The Forks Market
- Royal Canadian Mint
- Outlet Collection Winnipeg
- Uptown Alley
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- Manitoba Museum
- Children’s Museum
- Winnipeg Railway Museum
- Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre