Festival du Voyageur

Festival pour ici

Festival pour ici

Hé Ho! It’s Festival time! In honour of Louis Riel Day last week, and Festival du voyageur, Tansy took a small tour of St. Boniface, the French Quarter of Winnipeg…

Ceinture Fleche  et touque rouge

Ceinture fléchée et touque rouge

She got dressed up in a ceinture  fléchée, and an essential red touque hoping to join in a jig or find some of that maple syrup you get to roll up out of (clean) snow bank. Unfortunately they didn’t have time to get right into Fort Gibraulter and festival park to participate in the music, snow, bonfire and food fun.

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Sculpture de glace

Sculpture de glace

 But they couldn’t leave the festival without visiting the snow sculptures! Snow sculpting teams came from near and far – Sweden, Finland, etc.  to attend the festival, and carve beautiful works inside the fort grounds, but also on the streets for everyone to enjoy.

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Cathédrale St Boniface

Cathédrale St Boniface

St. Boniface Cathedral is striking church visible from the river and the forks.  Decades ago a fire destroyed the building, and the beautiful round stained glass window.  People still talk about the day they saw it on fire and heard the loud explosion of the window.  This is the cemetery where Louis Riel is buried, a person significant to Metis, Manitobans, and Canadians. Tansy took a moment to sit along the church walls and reflect on the area.

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See Tansy’s Journey by clicking here.

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4 thoughts on “Festival du Voyageur

  1. Goodness Tansy is becoming quite the tour guide for all of us. We are enjoying her adventures and the history. Also it is always fun to see her all snugged up in her coat and mittens and now the red toque and wonderful sash.

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