February 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Updated: February 17, 2017 7:13 pm

What to do at Festival du Voyageur: Friday

Mild temperatures may be a welcome surprise for Festival du Voyageur goers as they line up at the sugar shack and music tents. But the warm weather could mean a forced change of plans for others. Global’s Zahra Premji reports.


WINNIPEG — Hé Ho! Festival du Voyageur officially kicks off Friday. If you’re itching to try out all the events, there are plenty of opportunities to channel your inner voyageur.

Here’s a helpful list of all the Festival du Voyageur events you can attend during the opening evening Friday.

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Day admission to Voyageur Park:

Adult (18 years old and up): $20
Youth (5 – 17 years old): $10
4 and under: free

Voyageur 10-day pass

Adult (18 years old and up) :$34
Youth (5 – 17 years old): $13
4 and under – free

A map of the Festival du Voyageur grounds

A map by Festival du Voaygeur to help you find your away during the 10-day festival.

Voyageur Park – opening celebration

From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., you can stop by Global Winnipeg’s table at the Festival du Voyageur souvenir tent and have your photo taken with our green screen technology on one of three backgrounds.

There is also a beard growing contest at 8 p.m. There are five categories this year, including festive beard category (participants were clean shaven on Dec.15 and Dec. 16 and have grown their beards since).

For opening night Friday, a torch light walk will be presented by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

At 6:30 p.m., hundreds of candles and torch lights will take people from the main entrance of the CMHR to the Voyageur Park for opening celebrations. The first 100 participants will receive a free day pass to Voyageur Park.

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Opening celebrations start at 7:30 p.m., and includes fireworks.

Rivière-Rouge Tent MTS

8:00 p.m. – Micah Visser
9:30 p.m. – The Proud Sons
11:00 p.m. – Bright Righteous

Sugar Shack Caisse Financial Group

6:15 – Daniel Gervais|
8:00 p.m. – Suroît
9:15 p.m. – Danny Boudreau Party
10:45 p.m. – Dust Rhinos

La Prairie Tent

8:00 p.m. – Paisley
9:30 p.m. – Finn
11:00 p.m. – Lanikai

Snow Bar Liquor Mart

8:00 p.m. – The Blackout City Kids

Pembina Tent Investors Group

8:00 p.m. – Kenaston
9:15 p.m. – The Retro Rhythm Review

Fort Gibraltor

5:00 p.m. – Dinner in La Maison Du Bourgeois
5:00 p.m. – Historical interpretation
8: 00 p.m. – Kitchen party

Université de Saint-Boniface Portage Tent

8:00 p.m. – Beard Growing Contest

Le Canot 

10:00 p.m. – Parazar

Rendez-Vous on Ice

7:00 a.m. – Breakfast on ice
4:00 p.m. – DJ Breeze
7:00 p.m. – Haitia

Le Garage

10:00 p.m – The Family Planners

The Wood

9:00 p.m. – Crackin’ Foxy

Mon Ami Louis

6: 00 p.m. – Trapper’s Feast
10:00 p.m. – Justin Lacriox

Club St. B

9:30 p.m. – Eagle and Hawk

Maison Chaboillez

5:00 p.m. – Le Cabaret du Fort Rouge

The Marion Hotel

10:00 p.m. – Pop Vegas

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