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Festival du Voyageur 2024, Winnipeg, Canada

16 February - 25 February

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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 Festival du Voyageur will be held from 16 to 25 February, 2024. Details of the 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’.

Festival du Voyageur
Festival du Voyageur

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 2024?

This year the festival will be held from 16 to 25 February, 2024.

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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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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