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Final Glimpse of Voyageur Park after Closing Ceremonies.
Marie LeBlanc/CNC
Taken Feb 23, 2014
Fox hat in Souvenir Tent
Marie LeBlanc/CNC
Snow sculptures are a big part of Festival du Voyageur.
The torchlight March, led by police officers in buffalo fur coats, began at The Forks and went all the way to St. Boniface Cathedral and the grave of Louis Riel before ending at Voyageur Park.
The torchlight March, led by police officers in buffalo fur coats, began at The Forks and went all the way to St. Boniface Cathedral and the grave of Louis Riel before ending at Voyageur Park.
Snow sculpters at work.
The ice tower at Festival du Voyageur.
A fire juggler rides a unicycle.
Keeping warm by the fire.
A canoe fire pit at Whittier Park.
Teepees provide shelter at the festival.
Cheryl Kennedy Courcelles photo
Cheryl Kennedy Courcelles photo
Doug Kretchmer photo
Mad' moi Zele GIRAF were on fire in the Riviere-Rouge tent.
Doug Kretchmer photo

Doug Kretchmer photo
Senior Snow Queen Kathy Reimer and two Snow Princesses from Minneapolis

Doug Kretchmer photo
Doug Kretchmer photo
Doug Kretchmer photo
Festival du Voyageur family
Cheryl Kennedy Courcelles photo
Working iron

Blacksmith shop, Fort Gibraltar, Festival du Voyageur 2014 

Lindsay Berger photo
Working iron

Blacksmith shop, Fort Gibraltar, Festival du Voyageur 2014 

Lindsay Berger photo
Snow sculptures
- Fort Gibraltar, Festival du Voyageur 2014 

Lindsay Berger photo
Final Glimpse of Voyageur Park after Closing Ceremonies. Marie LeBlanc/CNC Taken Feb 23, 2014 -
Fox hat in Souvenir Tent Marie LeBlanc/CNC -
Snow sculptures are a big part of Festival du Voyageur. - Doug Kretchmer / CNC
The torchlight March, led by police officers in buffalo fur coats, began at The Forks and went all the way to St. Boniface Cathedral and the grave of Louis Riel before ending at Voyageur Park. - Doug Kretchmer / CNC
The torchlight March, led by police officers in buffalo fur coats, began at The Forks and went all the way to St. Boniface Cathedral and the grave of Louis Riel before ending at Voyageur Park. - Doug Kretchmer / CNC
Snow sculpters at work. - Marie LeBlanc / CNC
The ice tower at Festival du Voyageur. - Marie LeBlanc / CNC
A fire juggler rides a unicycle. - Marie LeBlanc / CNC
Keeping warm by the fire. - Marie LeBlanc / CNC
A canoe fire pit at Whittier Park. - Marie LeBlanc / CNC
Teepees provide shelter at the festival. - Marie LeBlanc / CNC
Cheryl Kennedy Courcelles photo -
Cheryl Kennedy Courcelles photo -
Doug Kretchmer photo -
Mad' moi Zele GIRAF were on fire in the Riviere-Rouge tent. Doug Kretchmer photo -
Doug Kretchmer photo -
Senior Snow Queen Kathy Reimer and two Snow Princesses from Minneapolis Doug Kretchmer photo -
Doug Kretchmer photo -
Doug Kretchmer photo -
Festival du Voyageur family Cheryl Kennedy Courcelles photo -
Working iron Blacksmith shop, Fort Gibraltar, Festival du Voyageur 2014 Lindsay Berger photo -
Working iron Blacksmith shop, Fort Gibraltar, Festival du Voyageur 2014 Lindsay Berger photo -
Snow sculptures - Fort Gibraltar, Festival du Voyageur 2014 Lindsay Berger photo -
Winnipeg's Festival du Voyageur was a popular place to be Saturday afternoon, as the 10-day celebration of Manitoba's French culture gets ready to wrap up Sunday.
It was perfect weather for Festival du Voyageur's snow sculptures on Saturday.
Festival-goers warm up by the fire at Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Festival-goers leave the park Saturday evening.
The Festival du Voyageur was a popular place to be Saturday night. The 10-day festival wraps up Sunday, Feb. 23.
The sun sets on the final Saturday of this year's Festival du Voyageur.
Young people roll maple syrup in snow to make taffy Saturday afternoon.
Crowds turned out to enjoy entertainment at Festival du Voyageur Feb. 22.
The Craig & Ash Band performs in the Sugar Shack Saturday afternoon.
Marco Alcala, 8, rolls maple syrup in snow with his mom Gaylee on Saturday afternoon.
Festival-goers warm up by the fire at Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Slow Leaves performs in the Liquor Mart Snow Bar Saturday afternoon at Festival du Voyageur.
Winnipeggers packed in to see live music and embrace francophone culture on the second-last day of Festival du Voyageur Saturday.
Events at the Festival du Voyageur on Sunday included a historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk
An actor in the historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk at The Festival du Voyageur Sunday.
Actors in a historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk trudge through the snow at The Festival du Voyageur Sunday.
Enthusiastic festival ambassadors attend the kick-off ceremony for the 45th Festival du Voyageur. The festival runs Feb. 14 to 23 and is to include a torchlight walk, international snow sculpture competition, music and entertainment and the creation of the world's largest living Metis Flag on Louis Riel Day.
Nancy Gouliquer, Tim Gouliquer, Toussaint Arcel, and Jeremy Kingsbury, share stories of past festivals around the fire during the opening night of Festival du Voyageur 2014 on Friday.
One of many majestic ice and snow sculptures on display at this year's Festival du Voyageur.
Barney Morin, Ron
Matt Jenkins works as a blacksmith at Fort Gibraltar during the opening night of this year's Festival du Voyageur Friday.
Andy pours hot maple syrup on fresh snow at the Sugar Shack — a Valentine's Day treat for festival-goers Friday.
One of many majestic ice and snow sculptures on display at this year's Festival du Voyageur.
Isaac Girardin breathes fire as Festival goers look on. February 14, 2014 (GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Eight-year-old Liam Greyeyes looks closely at a handcrafted arrow at as his little brother Alex looks on at one of the Festival du Voyageur workshops Saturday.
CBC personality Rick Mercer spends the day at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday.
Historical re-enactors William Caithness, left, and Marc Charbonneau enjoy volunteering at Festival du Voyageur on Saturday.
Five-year-old Monica Claire, her mom Elizabeth Whitaker-Jacques and her niece Tianna Govia,11, goof around near one of their favourite snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur Saturday afternoon.
Six-year-old Caleb Arnaud dances with his sister Katherine to the music of The Bart House Band in the Sugar Shack at the 45th annual Festival du Voyageur Saturday afternoon.
Five-year-old Suriya Hildebrandt picks up her maple syrup candy, freshly hardened on the snow, at the Sugar Shack during Festival du Voyageur Saturday.
Winnipeg's Festival du Voyageur was a popular place to be Saturday afternoon, as the 10-day celebration of Manitoba's French culture gets ready to wrap up Sunday. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
It was perfect weather for Festival du Voyageur's snow sculptures on Saturday. - Festival-goers warm up by the fire at Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Festival-goers warm up by the fire at Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, Feb. 22. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
Festival-goers leave the park Saturday evening. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
The Festival du Voyageur was a popular place to be Saturday night. The 10-day festival wraps up Sunday, Feb. 23. -
The sun sets on the final Saturday of this year's Festival du Voyageur. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
Young people roll maple syrup in snow to make taffy Saturday afternoon. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
Crowds turned out to enjoy entertainment at Festival du Voyageur Feb. 22. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
The Craig & Ash Band performs in the Sugar Shack Saturday afternoon. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
Marco Alcala, 8, rolls maple syrup in snow with his mom Gaylee on Saturday afternoon. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
Festival-goers warm up by the fire at Festival du Voyageur on Saturday, Feb. 22. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
Slow Leaves performs in the Liquor Mart Snow Bar Saturday afternoon at Festival du Voyageur. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeggers packed in to see live music and embrace francophone culture on the second-last day of Festival du Voyageur Saturday. - David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press
Events at the Festival du Voyageur on Sunday included a historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk - TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
An actor in the historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk at The Festival du Voyageur Sunday. - TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Actors in a historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk trudge through the snow at The Festival du Voyageur Sunday. - TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Enthusiastic festival ambassadors attend the kick-off ceremony for the 45th Festival du Voyageur. The festival runs Feb. 14 to 23 and is to include a torchlight walk, international snow sculpture competition, music and entertainment and the creation of the world's largest living Metis Flag on Louis Riel Day. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Nancy Gouliquer, Tim Gouliquer, Toussaint Arcel, and Jeremy Kingsbury, share stories of past festivals around the fire during the opening night of Festival du Voyageur 2014 on Friday. - GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
One of many majestic ice and snow sculptures on display at this year's Festival du Voyageur. - GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Barney Morin, Ron "Pinky" Colomy, and Curt Lavalle warm up by the fire at Festival du Voyageur on Friday night. - GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Matt Jenkins works as a blacksmith at Fort Gibraltar during the opening night of this year's Festival du Voyageur Friday. - GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Andy pours hot maple syrup on fresh snow at the Sugar Shack — a Valentine's Day treat for festival-goers Friday. - GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
One of many majestic ice and snow sculptures on display at this year's Festival du Voyageur. - GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Isaac Girardin breathes fire as Festival goers look on. February 14, 2014 (GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) -
Eight-year-old Liam Greyeyes looks closely at a handcrafted arrow at as his little brother Alex looks on at one of the Festival du Voyageur workshops Saturday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
CBC personality Rick Mercer spends the day at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Historical re-enactors William Caithness, left, and Marc Charbonneau enjoy volunteering at Festival du Voyageur on Saturday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Five-year-old Monica Claire, her mom Elizabeth Whitaker-Jacques and her niece Tianna Govia,11, goof around near one of their favourite snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur Saturday afternoon. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Six-year-old Caleb Arnaud dances with his sister Katherine to the music of The Bart House Band in the Sugar Shack at the 45th annual Festival du Voyageur Saturday afternoon. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Five-year-old Suriya Hildebrandt picks up her maple syrup candy, freshly hardened on the snow, at the Sugar Shack during Festival du Voyageur Saturday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
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Updated on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:48 PM CST: Adds Free Press staff photographer slideshow.

February 19, 2014 at 4:15 PM: Updated text, slideshow.

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