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Festival Du Voyageur
From: 2014.02.17 To: 2014.02.26
Western Canada’s largest winter festival, Festival Du Voyageur, commemorates the French Canadian voyager and fur trade heritage and celebrates the beauty of the winter. Each year since 1969, the festival offers historical, educational, and entertaining activities for every age and taste. At the festival, you will have an opportunity to meet the Official Voyageurs, a family that embodies the values of the festival with their sense of adventure and discovery. Moreover, other than meeting the Official Voyageurs and learning a bunch about the fur traders, Aboriginal peoples, and the early days of the province, you can admire the snow sculptures, shop for jewelry, Indian shawls, wall hangings, tuques, and fur hats while feasting on pea soup, meat pies, poutine, or crepes with maple syrup. At night, you might want to try the red-canned Fort Gibraltar lager, or Caribou, red wine fortified with whiskey and maple syrup, browse fiddling and jiggling contests, or listen to hip artists performing on several stages at the site. Finally, even though most of the tents are rather well-heated, don’t forget to dress warmly, as February in Manitoba it's usually rather chilly.