This Louis Riel Long Weekend should be a great one, with many activities for the entire family to enjoy!

The 42nd annual Festival Du Voyageur launches this weekend from February 18 – 27, 2011. This once 3-day event has evolved into a 10-day province-wide celebration of sights, sounds, snow and spirit.

Dubbed “The World’s Largest Kitchen Party”, Festival du Voyageur celebrates the joie de vivre of the fur traders, who established the Red River Colony and the ever-growing French-Canadian community in Western Canada. The spirit and culture of the Voyageur is present in the vibrant community that comes together to celebrate, every February, their history through this event.

Click here to view the various events taking place this weekend. The amazing ice sculptures are always a must see!


Image Snow Sculpture Originally uploaded by Ataradrac