Visitors guide

Everything you need to know about the festival

What’s Festival du Voyageur all about?


Festival du Voyageur is an annual winter festival held every February since 1970 in Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg’s french neighbourhood. An average of 95 000 visitors from around the world. They attend the festival every year for it’s traditional french-canadian food, music and heritage (aka: a toe tapin’ good time!).

The festival is operated by Festival du Voyageur inc., a community non-profit organization. It’s mandate is to promote joie de vivre and extend the reach of French language and culture throughout the year through artistic, educational, historical and cultural experiences inspired by the voyageur era.

Tents are erected for the event around the historic Fort Gibraltar. Highlights of the festival include music, children’s activities, a rich interpretive program, a Beard Growing Contest, Fiddling & Jigging Contests and the International Snow Sculpting Symposium.

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Festival du voyageur in video


February 14-23, 2020


February 14-23, 2020

flag carrying child

FEBRUARY 18-27, 2022

snow sculpture

Where to stay

Festival du Voyageur is conveniently located in the heart of Winnipeg’s french quarter, Saint-Boniface. The park is a short 5 minute ride from Downtown, The Forks and Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District.

Festivalgoers can choose from many hotels or other accomodations including:

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Frequently asked questions

Festival du Voyageur has 3 different ticket types:

Voyageur Pass: Valid for the full duration of the festival.

10-6 pass: Valid on weekends including Louis Riel Day (civic holiday) from 10am to 6pm. Ideal for families looking to visit during the day.

Single-day tickets: Valid for a full single-day.

Voyageur passes and 10-6 passes are now on sale. Single-day tickets go on sale January 9th, 2020.