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Registration for the Canada Life School Program will open on October 20, 2023 at 8 AM.
Festival du Voyageur is thrilled to welcome students from far and wide once again! The Canada Life School Program gives students a chance to engage with the cultures, stories, and languages of our ancestors. We are offering a hybrid program comprised of make-and-take craft kits for your classroom, two days of virtual livestreams at Fort Gibraltar, and of course, interactive demonstrations, plays, concerts, outdoor sports, dance workshops, and many free activities for all students to enjoy in-person at Parc du Voyageur.
Activity Guide 2024 (available on Oct. 16)
Free Activities
In-school crafts and virtual program Portal
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Monique Olivier

Heritage & Education Programs Manager
[email protected]
Tel. : (204) 258-2567

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Colin Mackie

Heritage & Education Programs Director
[email protected]
Tel. : (204) 258-2566

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Maryse Gagné

School Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Tel. : (204) 258-2562


The Canada Life School Program offers students an educational voyage to an important era in Western Canada’s history — the fur trade.

We invite you and your students to engage with the cultures, stories and languages of our ancestors. Designed to educate students in Grades 1 to 12, the program will explore the dramatic day-to-day lives of the Voyageurs through song, dance, art, sport, and historical interpretation.

At Canada Life, we’re helping communities reach their potential, every day. Through working together with Festival du Voyageur, we’re engaging new generations of voyageurs, while shining a light on our storied past. Like our country, our company was built by those with adventurous hearts and pioneering spirits, which is why we’ve grown and prospered with Manitoba since 1891.

We’re proud to continue our support for such a longstanding, Winnipeg winter tradition. Bon Festival! Hé ho!