Festival du Voyageur
Voyageur Park, St. Boniface
February 15 to 24, 2013
Manitoba's Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada's largest winter festival, combines the joie de vivre of the Voyageurs. In honor of the Voyageur spirit, the festival's emphasis is on the beauty of winter, with numerous historical, educational and entertaining activities – truly something for every age and every taste!
Founded in 1969 by a group of Saint-Boniface entrepreneurs, this once three-day event, held in Winnipeg’s French Quarter, has evolved into a 10-day province-wide celebration of sights, sounds, snow and spirit. Dubbed “The World’s Largest Kitchen Party”, Festival du Voyageur celebrates the joie de vivre of the fur traders, who established the Red River Colony and the ever-growing French-Canadian community in Western Canada. The spirit and culture of the Voyageur is present in the vibrant community that comes together to celebrate, every February, their history through this event.
For more information, visit Festival du Voyageur.