Celebrate the heritage and culture of the northern pioneer at the Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival in The Pas! You'll see brave souls set traps, filet fish, build fires from scratch and even whip up a snack over that open fire. And no trappers’ festival would be complete without an axe-throwing competition, championship dog race and, of course, the coronation of the King and Queen Trappers and a Fur Queen. Festival runs from February 13 to 17. If you are a newbie to the festival, our good friend, Shel Zolkewich, has a handy list of tips to make your experience a wonderful one. For more information, visit Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival. And that hilarious Rick Mercer made his way to the festival a few years ago. Check out what fun he got himself into. Watch out for Lonesome Mary!