Voyageurs are travellers, for those who didn’t know. Once a year they settle down in Winnipeg and have a party. A great party.

Around the fire

During the 14 days of that party there is lots to do and to see. Not only the beautiful snow sculptures. Take a look inside…

They have been travelling all year since last February and now they are back in Winnipeg. The Voyageurs bring with them a host of professionals in snow sculpting.

Confrontation

This sculpture must be my favourite, the makers are from Holland, so that choice is easily made. However, there are other sculptures that definitely are worth looking at. Come and take a look inside…

Getting shelter in unforeseen circumstances and environments is always a primary objective. When you get lost in the cold of winter, your first thought is to get warm.

Hay bales

And to stay warm. The standard, straight bus-shelter like structures simply don’t provide enough protection against the cold. Even more if you just got yourself a multi-kilometer walk or skate trip. This year again, Winnipeg organized the Warming Huts or Warming on Ice competition for the most original warming hut. Let’s see if this can warm you up…

“Je vous ai apporté des bonbons
Parce que les fleurs c'est périssable
Puis les bonbons c'est tellement bon
Bien que les fleurs soient plus présentables
. . . “

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“I brought you candies
Because flowers are perishable
And candies are so good
Even if flowers are more presentable
. . .”

Jacques Brel in 1964 thought more about the feelings of St Valentine (with a twist) and less about the eye. I will propose more for the eye than for the stomach…

Having fun is easy for some, impossible for others. Having fun outside is easy, most of the time. However, by –20C, that may pose some difficulties.

Curling!

At The Forks in Winnipeg, the fun is always there, for whoever wants to participate. And to keep a bit warm, it’s best to participate in ye olde fashioned games of The Voyageurs…