Festival du Voyageur 2021, Winnipeg, Canada
February 12 - February 21
The largest winter festival in Western Canada, the Festival du Voyageur, or “Festival of the Traveller” for the non-Francophones out there, is a celebration of all things wintry.
Held every February in St Boniface, Winnipeg’s French District, the festival draws around 95,000 travellers every year to enjoy the French-Canadian and Métis heritage and culture of Manitoba. The 2021 festival is still slated to proceed despite Covid. Details of the special measures in place and the programme of events can be found here.
What to Expect?
Admire amazing snow sculptures created by artists from around the globe, go to live music gigs, and enjoy the excellent French-Canadian cuisine, while meeting some of the historical characters that frequent Fort Gibraltar.
The Festival of the Traveller combines traditions from the past with the vitality of today’s Manitoban community.
Organisers declare this to be an unmissable ‘kitchen party’.
Things to Do in Manitoba
From dog sledding to camping (all four seasons) and kayaking there is so much to enjoy in the outdoors in Manitoba. Whether you wish to see polar bears and beluga whales, hang out in a museum or watch a frog-jumping competition, there is so much to do in this amazing province. You can even see the Northern Lights. For more ideas on things to do in Manitoba, click here.
When is Festival du Voyageur 2020?
This year the festival will be held from 12 to 21 February, 2021.
As with all events in 2021, it is best to confirm shortly befoe the event as to what is hapening and what safety requirements there are. Also check up with travel restrictions prior to setting out.
Where is Festival du Voyageur?
The festival is in St Boniface, Winnipeg, the provincial capital of Manitoba, Canada.
Getting to Winnipeg
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is the main airport. It has scheduled flights to/from across Canada and some parts of the US, as well as chartered flights to Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. More details can be found here.
Accommodation in Winnipeg
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