The Grey Cup Champions are back in Winnipeg with smiles and new hardware.

Crowds began forming at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport before 2 p.m. on November 25.

The hundreds gathered in the main terminal held their breath - in between various Bomber-themed chants -  until the 3:07 p.m. arrival of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Adam Bighill, linebacker for the football team, told the crowd this win was for the city and province of Manitoba before his children came on stage and embraced him.

Quarterback Zach Collaros says of the Sunday night victory, "Unbelievable game - just a total team effort. An amazing way to end the season."

"As for the reception, they are just the most amazing fans in the league."

Defensive end and son of a two-time Superbowl champion, Jackson Jeffcoat, says, "I have never been a part of something like this before."

A parade through the city is planned for Tuesday, November 26, but an official route and schedule have yet to be announced.