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Festival du Voyageur 2014

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The opening weekend of this years Festival du Voyageur brought out the inner voyageur of many Winnipeggers. Here is a selection of images that highlight the event which will continue until February 23, 2014.

  • A historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk at The Festival du Voyageur, Sunday, February 16, 2014. 
TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    A historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk at The Festival du Voyageur, Sunday, February 16, 2014. TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

  • Five year old Suriya Hildebrandt picks up her maple syrup candy freshly hardened on the snow at the Sugar Shack at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday. 
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 at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday. 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 45 annual 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 45 annual Festival du Voyageur Saturday afternoon. Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • 5-year-old Monica Claire, her mom Elizabeth Whitaker-Jacques and her niece Tianna Govia,11yrs (on right), goof around one of their favourite snow sculptures at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday afternoon.
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    5-year-old Monica Claire, her mom Elizabeth Whitaker-Jacques and her niece Tianna Govia,11yrs (on right), goof around one of their favourite snow sculptures at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday afternoon. Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Heaving breathing horses about to pull a sleigh at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day.
Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

    Heaving breathing horses about to pull a sleigh at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day. Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Passengers enjoy a sleigh ride at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day.
Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

    Passengers enjoy a sleigh ride at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day. Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Tobogganers lose their sleds at Festival du Voyageur snow park on Louis Riel Day.
Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

    Tobogganers lose their sleds at Festival du Voyageur snow park on Louis Riel Day. Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Barney Morin lights his tobacco pipe before telling a story at a camp du feu (fire camp) at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day.
Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

    Barney Morin lights his tobacco pipe before telling a story at a camp du feu (fire camp) at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day. Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Historical re-enactors Marc Charbonneau (black hat) and William Caithness enjoy volunteering at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday.
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Historical re-enactors Marc Charbonneau (black hat) and William Caithness enjoy volunteering at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday. Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Eight year old Liam Greyeyes looks closely at a handcrafted arrow as his little brother Alex looks on at one of the Festival workshops at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday. 
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Eight year old Liam Greyeyes looks closely at a handcrafted arrow as his little brother Alex looks on at one of the Festival workshops at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday. Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • A historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk at The Festival du Voyageur, Sunday, February 16, 2014. 
TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    A historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk at The Festival du Voyageur, Sunday, February 16, 2014. TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

  • A historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk at The Festival du Voyageur, Sunday, February 16, 2014. 
TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    A historical reenactment between la Compagnie de La Verendrye and The Forces of Lord Selkirk at The Festival du Voyageur, Sunday, February 16, 2014. TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

  • Teens in a teepee in the snow park at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day. 
Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

    Teens in a teepee in the snow park at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day. Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Opening night at the Festival du Voyageur  - Nancy Gouliquer, Tim Gouliquer, Toussaint Arcel, and Jeremy Kingsbury, share stories of past Festivals around the fire. 
GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Opening night at the Festival du Voyageur - Nancy Gouliquer, Tim Gouliquer, Toussaint Arcel, and Jeremy Kingsbury, share stories of past Festivals around the fire. GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

  • A snow sculpture is illuminated on the grounds of Fort Gibraltar on opening night of the Festival du Voyageur.
Greg Gallinger / Winnipeg Free Press

    A snow sculpture is illuminated on the grounds of Fort Gibraltar on opening night of the Festival du Voyageur. Greg Gallinger / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Isaac Girardin breathes fire as Festival goers look on during the opening night of the Festival du Voyageur.  
GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Isaac Girardin breathes fire as Festival goers look on during the opening night of the Festival du Voyageur. GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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