Raccoons are primarily active during the warmer months in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. During winter, they may hibernate or seek shelter in dens to avoid the cold weather.
However, raccoons are adaptable animals and can survive in urban areas year-round. They may be found in or around human structures such as sheds, garages, or attics, particularly if they are seeking warmth or food. It is not uncommon for raccoons to forage for food in garbage bins or compost piles in urban areas, even during winter months.
If you have concerns about raccoons in your area during winter, it is best to contact a local wildlife control service for assistance. It is not recommended to try to handle or remove raccoons on your own as they can be dangerous and carry diseases.