In recognition of Manitoba’s French roots, the province has decided to offer bilingual licence plates.

“I am very pleased to announce this special program in honour of Manitoba’s francophone community,” said Selinger. “And what better time to unveil these new licence plates than during the Festival du Voyageur.”

Manitoba’s bilingual licence plate will look distinctive and display the recognizable ‘bienvenue.’ The initiative will be administered by Manitoba Public Insurance and will be available beginning Feb. 25 at more than 300 Autopac outlets across the province.

Drivers can switch from their current plates to bilingual plates for $15 at any of the province’s 300 Autopac agents. For newly registered vehicles, the cost of either the English or the bilingual plate is $7.