Pea Soup Competition

French-Canadians are serious about their pea soups. Voyageurs of yesteryear would have carried salted pork and dried peas with them from Montreal when leaving on canoe trips. A good ol’ pea soup on the campfire was likely a delicious treat for these hungry voyageurs.

Participants in our Pea Soup Contest have proven, year after year, that there’s many different ways to make a pea soup. Local restaurants from Winnipeg and the surrounding area compete every year for the judge’s selection and the people’s choice award.

2020 competing restaurants:


2020 People’s choice award

Nonsuch Brewing Co.

125 avenue Pacific, Winnipeg

2020 Judge’s selection

Amsterdam tea room.

211 avenue Bannatyne, Winnipeg



Admission to the Pea Soup Contest is included in the price of your Voyageur Pass or Single-day Ticket. Single-day tickets for the event can be purchased below.

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  • Date

    Sunday February 23rd, 2020

  • Location

    Le Foyer, Fort Gibraltar

  • Price

    Free with festival admission