Festival du Voyageur 2016, in Photos

Festival du Voyageur 2016, in Photos

Festival du Voyageur is an annual 10-day event that celebrates Manitoba’s French-Canadian history.

For a class assignment, I had to go to Festival du Voyageur armed with my camera, and lots of mittens to take photos of what was going on at the festival.

I went in the evening of February 14, 2015. I saw the sculptures, listened to some live music (including French rapping, which I did not understand, but sounded cool), rode a toboggan, and climbed a mountain of snow. 

The park started filling up as the evening progressed. There was a mix of singles and couples around as Festival du Voyageur hosted a ‘Singles Night’ for those without a Valentine on Valentines Day.

The event seemed to get increasingly popular as the evening went on. When leaving the park around 8:30 p.m.,  hundreds of people were in line waiting to get into the park grounds.

Here are some photos:

Hundreds of people showed up on Sunday, February 14 to Voyageur Park to take in this year’s Festival du Voyageur festivities. /DJ SAWCHUK

Hundreds of people showed up on Sunday, February 14 to Voyageur Park to take in this year’s Festival du Voyageur festivities. /DJ SAWCHUK

A family passes by a snow sculpture of a bear while walking through Voyageur Park on February 14, 2016. /DJ SAWCHUK

A family passes by a snow sculpture of a bear while walking through Voyageur Park on February 14, 2016. /DJ SAWCHUK

Alina Kowalski-Wilson, 20, takes a picture of a snow sculpture at Voyageur Park to share on social media. / DJ SAWCHUK

Alina Kowalski-Wilson, 20, takes a picture of a snow sculpture at Voyageur Park to share on social media. / DJ SAWCHUK

Two Festival du Voyageur attendees prepare to be hurled down the toboggan ramp at Voyageur Park. /DJ SAWCHUK

Two Festival du Voyageur attendees prepare to be hurled down the toboggan ramp at Voyageur Park. /DJ SAWCHUK

Alina Kowalski-Wilson, 20, inspects a pelt at Voyageur Park during Festival du Voyageur on February 14, 2016. /DJ SAWCHUK

Alina Kowalski-Wilson, 20, inspects a pelt at Voyageur Park during Festival du Voyageur on February 14, 2016. /DJ SAWCHUK

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