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.


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
. . . “


“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.


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…

We’re gonna meet on the Ledge… in the Ledge or Manitoba Legislative Building, more exactly. Around the world it is not very common that one can wander in and out a government building. Even more so when wandering around with a camera and tripod.

Entrance hall

Last weekend we tried this with a group of about a dozen people. We just had to sign the register. How’s that for trust? Anyway, going to the Ledge and take pictures, many have done that. So I tried a different take on it. Details (lots of details) inside…

9 days 3 hours

Thanks John 🙂

John Pelechaty
16 days 6 hours

---Again, a greaat blog Henk....

Henk Von Pickartz
2 months 24 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet Dank je :-)

Anton Peereboom
2 months 25 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
2 months 26 days

Best of luck in your new home! Thank you! :-)

2 months 26 days

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
3 months 24 days

I am in love with your images of the cold prairie winters. I lived in the middle south of Manitoba and want to get a licensed ...

Dan Topham
5 months 1 day

As always, I enjoy your photo bytes and this one is right up there. After using the flip screen on lay Canon 60D I have ofte ...

6 months 5 days

You mentioned swimming by one of your photos. I see no one swimming. Can we swim at Fort Whyte? They seem to have a dock o ...

Vernon Cole
6 months 11 days

I am looking to see if there are any pictures of the original house situated at Munson Park