Festival du Voyageur

Festival du Voyageur

One of Manitoba's premier winter events is the Festival du Voyageur, celebrating the French Voyageurs who transported furs in birch bark canoes. The Festival takes place each year in February in St. Boniface, the French-speaking district of Winnipeg.

There are all kinds of outdoor events, from games to snow sculpting competitions, as well as traditional French music and cuisine and other entertainment held in outdoor tents. Despite the cold weather at this time of year, the event draws large crowds.