Author: Tom Capiez
Full program, concerts, performances, activities, contests and tickets!
Saint-Boniface, Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – The 55th edition of Festival du Voyageur promises to be more festive than ever! From February 16 to 25, Parc du Voyageur will be transformed into an eagerly awaited celebration of joie de vivre. Large heated tents, wood shavings, music, dance, captivating shows, artistic talents, contests and family activities are back for all to enjoy. Join us for a memorable experience of festivities at Festival du Voyageur 2024!

“This is my first year with the Festival team, and the excitement is palpable! We’ve put together an exceptional program, full of great surprises and must-see elements that will make this edition truly special,” explains Breanne Lavallée-Heckert, Executive Director of Festival du Voyageur. “I can’t wait to see all the smiles and share this experience in a fun and safe environment with members of the community,” she concludes.

This year music will be at the forefront of the Festival. With over 150 artists featured in the program, we are proud to announce a diverse line-up consisting of talent from Manitoba, Canada and abroad. Among a diverse group of artists not to be missed are The Strumbellas, K’naan, The Lytics, Amos the Kid, Noah Derksen, Attica Riots, Men in Kilts, Dust Rhinos, Al Simmons, Pow Wow 101, Winston Wuttunee and more!
Artists Vieux Farka Touré, Jocelyne Baribeau, La Légende de Calamity Jane, Willows, Sala, Andrina Turenne, Les Babineaux Sisters Band, Harry Manx, Hello Fiasco, Akiña and mountain.seed will perform at the Relais du Voyageur.

In the heart of Parc du Voyageur, festivalgoers will gather around the warmth of the Infinity Fire and share stories while admiring installations of Indigenous art placed at various locations throughout the park. A brand-new Indigenous art gallery featuring local Indigenous artists will provide a thought-provoking space that’s sure to spark great conversations.

Take part in fiddling, jigging, beard growing and pea soup competitions to fully immerse yourself in the festivities. Family activities such as historical interpretation, snow sculptures, Fayt a la min workshops, horse sleigh rides, snowshoeing trail, children’s playground, new sliding tubes and wood carving demonstrations are all in the program this year and geared towards children and festivalgoers with a love for winter activities.

The organization is also launching an online 50/50 supported by Craig & Ross! Manitobans can enter for a chance to win while further supporting the organisation. Additionally, festivalgoers who purchase their pass or ticket by January 31 will automatically be entered in a contest to win two Air Canada flights!

The Festival would like to acknowledge all the members of the community who support the organization in its preparations for this great celebration, including the Government of Canada, the Government of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, Musicaction, Air Canada, Bell MTS, Caisse Financial Group, Canada Life, Fairmont Winnipeg, Liquor Mart, Nonsuch, Sirius XM, Université de Saint-Boniface, Red River Co-op, Prairie Mobile Communications, Winnipeg Kinsmen, CCFM, SFM, CJP, Radio-Canada, CTV, Winnipeg Free Press, and La Liberté.

For details on Festival 2024 and the most up-to-date information, download our mobile app (Festival du Voyageur 2024) or visit our website at
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Air Canada – Official Partner and Official Airline of Festival 2024
Buy your Festival 2024 tickets by January 31, 2024 and you’ll automatically be entered to win two (2) round-trip Air Canada flights in North America.

Who will be the new Official Voyageurs? The official announcement will take place during the Saint-Boniface Francophone Chamber of Commerce official Festival luncheon on Wednesday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m. in the Cathédrale (

Festival 2024 promises a variety of exciting activities for festivalgoers of all ages. Key activities include: Historical interpretation presented by Université de Saint-Boniface Shows in the tents, Brasserie du Bourgeois and Terrasse à chansons Fiddle, jig, beard growing and pea soup competitions Feu d’infinité presented by Parenty Reitmeier Ice sculpture workshops presented by Qualico Playground with slides presented by Winnipeg Kinsmen Horse sleigh rides presented by Brio Insurance Snowshoeing trail Winter stories Maple taffy Food kiosks Snow sculptures Souvenirs and merchandise And much more! TICKET STRUCTURE | FESTIVAL 2024
In order to continue to better manage traffic, reduce line-ups and offer festivalgoers a more pleasant experience at Parc du Voyageur, the Festival will continue to offer the new ticket structure introduced last year.

Tickets are available online at and at the Festival du Voyageur office (233 Provencher Blvd).
Please note: Payment at Parc du Voyageur and Relais du Voyageur is by debit or credit card only.

Le Relais du Voyageur at the CCFM is once again offering exciting performances in a warm and fun atmosphere!

If you’re looking for pancake breakfasts, traditional dancing, additional family activities, or even continuing the celebrations after the park closes late at night, check out the programming at our other official sites: Auberge du violon | 180 de la Cathédrale Avenue Traditional food, music and dance in the basement of the Cathédrale Après Festi | 340 Provencher Boulevard Music, after-party, Rire Zone, kitchen party at Patio 340 in the CCFM Relais du Vieux Loup | 112 Marion Street Music, after-party, family night at The Wood Tavern Relais des pionniers | 289 Dussault Street Pancake breakfasts and Voyageur Brunch at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens The Marion Hotel | 393 Marion Street Official site of the Voyageur Games and the Beard Growing Competition The Riverside: Tap & Table | 531 St. Mary’s Street Music, after-party, and open mic Nonsuch Brewery | 125 Pacific Avenue Food, beer, music for Festi Fridays Club St.B | 171 Dumoulin Street Music and karaoke

The “Festival du Voyageur 2024” mobile app contains all the latest details on Western Canada’s largest winter festival. Artists, shows, activities, merchandise, venues, ticketing and practical info, festivalgoers will find all the answers to their questions. Download the app on Android and iOS.

Festivalgoers will also be able to purchase official Festival 2024 merchandise, including t-shirts, hoodies and buttons, already available in our boutique:

Festival du Voyageur will once again present Indigenous art installations in the park. Festivalgoers will also have the opportunity to discover winter stories told in Indigenous languages and a hide tanning demonstration in the Winter Camp.

Returning this year, the Infinity Fire presented by Parenty Reitmeier is a gathering place honoring the Red River Métis people around two campfires. The walls of the Infinity Fire will once again be embellished by a Métis art installation designed by local métis artist Candace Lipischak.

New! A brand-new Indigenous art gallery presented by The Asper Foundation will feature local artists and provide a thought-provoking space for conversation.

The Festival offers unique ways to explore new artistic creations and celebrate Indigenous cultures.

The Boîte à chansons, a mobile concert trailer, returns to its outdoor location in the Terrasse à chansons. It’s here that festival-goers can meet up to dance, eat, drink and warm up to some great music. The daytime program features traditional, family-friendly music, while the evenings feature talented local DJs such as DJ Douzie and DJ Francophone Affaires.

For this 2024 edition, the Festival du Voyageur’s Canada Life School Program is offering its full range of programming and activities to schools. This program highlights the history, cultures, languages and, of course, the joie de vivre of our ancestors! Students will be entertained by activities, music, presentations and craft kits covering a range of topics, such as a fur auction, Indigenous drumming workshops, Métis beadwork, and so much more!

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