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Festival du Voyageur

Western Canada's Largest Winter Festival

February 12 to 21, 2021 (pick either weekend for your group)

This unique ten-day celebration, reliving the fur trade era, is held each February in St. Boniface, Winnipeg’s French Quarter. It celebrates the joie de vivre of the fur traders. It’s a place of sights, ceremony, and celebration – a reflection of Canada’s unique French-Canadian heritage, and a showcase of historic and cultural treasures. Events include snow sculptures, over 150 shows, an outdoor winter paradise, historic interpretation in a rebuilt fur trade fort, French-Canadian cuisine and lots of ‘joie de vivre’.

The following is a sample tour itinerary*:

Friday

Dinner at Celebrations Dinner Theatre or take in the opening ceremonies of the Festival with dinner at a local restaurant

Saturday

  • Pancake breakfast at the Festival’s Sugar Shack
  • Visit the Festival du Voyageur winter theme park (entertainment, snow sculptures, sleigh rides, sled dog rides, native encampment, etc.)
  • Tour Fort Gibraltar, a nineteenth-century interpretive fur trade fort, where costumed interpreters relive life in the fur trade era
  • Lunch at one of the many Festival sites
  • Visit the Manitoba Museum, one of Canada’s best museums
  • Enjoy a night of entertainment at a Festival site. After a traditional meal (included), toe-tapping entertainment will have you dancing the night away

Sunday

  • Enjoy a city tour, including Winnipeg’s French Quarter
  • Shop and browse at the Forks Market, Winnipeg’s meeting place
  • Lunch at one of the Forks’ restaurants (not included)
  • Departure

*available to tour operators during the 2021 Festival du Voyageur. These can be further customized to correspond to the specific interests of your groups. These tours are geared to motorcoach tours, with a minimum of 25 people.

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