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Creating Opportunities for the Members of Long Plain First Nation

INFO: Keeshkeemaquah Truck Stop & Wyndham Garden – Madison



The Keeshkeemaquah Truck Stop – Travel Center Development project will provide services to the motorized commercial, residential, and recreational travelling public, strategically located on the Trans- Canada Highway. The project will include the following infrastructure developments and key amenities:

  • New access road providing future development opportunities between Keeshkeemaquah Drive and Yellowquill Trail
  • Travel Center which will incorporate:
    • Convenience Store
    • Sit down restaurant and patio
    • Truckers lounge
    • Exercise facility (Gym)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Shower and change facilities
  • Retail gas pumps that will serve Premium fuel, Regular fuel, and Diesel Fuel
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Cardlock fuel pumps
  • Truck and trailer parking (secure and unsecure)
  • Future building pad sites designated for a drive through restaurant, Truck Wash Bay / Garage and weight

The physical design of Keeshkeemaquah Truck Stop – Travel Center utilizes industry best practices and innovative features, while maintaining an environmentally and culturally respectful functional design. The design approximates similar developments in the United States and Western Europe, where the opportunities of road transportation developments are more fully recognized than currently in Canada.

Time Lines

Construction of The Keeshkeemaquah Truck Stop – Travel Center Development can be phased over several years. This is beneficial as it allows for revenue generation to be established prior to the full capitol investment. The following key phases will be implemented over a 4 year period (subject to change):

Phase 1 – Infrastructure Works (July 2020 to October 2020) Budget: $4,634,000.00
  • Access Road from Keeshkeemaquah Drive to Yellowquill Trail
    • Asphalt roadway with concrete curbing
    • Underground drainage with outfall to Crescent Lake
  • Sewer and water servicing within road right of way to service Truck Stop / Travel Center
  • Construction of approaches into the Truck Stop / Travel Center Site
  • General Site grading and surface drainage works
  • Installation of geothermal ground loops
Phase 2 – Travel Center (2021)                                                               Budget: $14,200,000.00
  • Travel Centre Construction
  • Underground Fuel Tank Installation
  • Retail Fuel Pumps (87/89/91/Diesel)
  • Parking Lot Construction
  • Landscaping
Phase 3 – Cardlock Truck Fueling (2022)                                             Budget: $7,685,000.00
  • Card Lock Fuel Station (Diesel/DEF/Dyed Diesel)
  • Oil/Water Separator Catchment System
  • Site Lighting
  • Drive Aisle / Tractor Trailer Parking
Phase 4 – Secure Tractor Trailer Parking (2023)                                Budget: $2,800,000.00
  • Drive Aisle / Tractor Trailer Parking
  • Secure Compound Fencing
  • Site Lighting
Phase 5 – Future Development                                                              Budget: TBD
  • Weigh Scale
  • Truck Wash / Garage
  • Separate Fast Food Restaurant (ex. Tim Hortons)


Long Plain First Nation is seeking to develop and operate a Wyndham Garden Hotel to be located at 480 Madison Street in the City of Winnipeg. The Wyndham Garden Winnipeg is expected to include a total of 132-guestrooms offering a variety of guestroom sizes and bed configurations appealing to both commercial and leisure guests.

Other amenities are expected to include:

► Fitness Centre

► Indoor pool and waterslide

► Approximately 5,800 sf of flexible meeting space

► Approximately 5,000 sf of retail and office space (to be leased)

► A restaurant and lounge offering VLT machines (to be leased)

► On-site parking for up to 230 vehicles, sundry marketplace and snack bar

A franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has been entered into which will provide marketing, loyalty program access, multi-channel distribution and sales expertise driving business to the property while an experienced third-party management company is to be engaged, providing day-to-day on-site operational management, strategic planning and marketing/ financial management expertise.

Wyndham Garden is a midscale hotel brand with hotels 119 hotels worldwide, while the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brand family includes over 20 brands and 800,000 hotel rooms worldwide. The hotel is expected to cater to a variety of stakeholders and guests including the First Nations community visiting Winnipeg, commercial travelers conducting business in the area as well as leisure travelers whether individual travelers or groups visiting the city.

A significant economic impact is expected through creation of direct employment as well as indirect employment via downstream suppliers and complementary services. Over a ten-year period, the hotel is expected to generate revenues of approximately $57 million.

The class B design-build budget developed by PCL Construction includes cost of $21.9 million for 18 month window for design and construction with a grand opening 20 months from project start.

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