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. The festival attracts an average of 95 000 visitors a year and is know 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.

The festival is held at Whittier Park in Winnipeg, Mb. 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.

Learn about our history

Festival du voyageur in video


February 14-23, 2020


FEBRUARY 12-21, 2021

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

Tickets for the festival typically go on sale in early December and are available for purchase on our website.