Visiting Festivals

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we invite your festival’s royalty to join us for the opening weekend of the 48th edition of Festival du Voyageur being held Friday February 17th to Monday February 20th, 2017. We’re looking forward to meeting your delegates and celebrating Western Canada’s largest winter festival with them.

Please register yourself or your delegation by clicking on the appropriate link and filing in the online forms. If you have any questions, please contact our Sales Manager, Nicolas Audette.

Registration deadline is January 13th, 2017.

Friday, February 17th

Check-in to the Fairmont Hotel upon arrival.

Normal check-in time is 3:00 pm but the hotel will do their best to help you get in early.

3:00 p.m. Swing by the Hospitality suite to pick up your weekend packages. Cash bar will be open. Pizza will be served at 4:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Depart on foot from the Fairmont towards the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for the start of the Torchlight walk. Transportation to be provided for those not able to walk. Dress for the outdoors. Bring banners, flags, tiaras, etc.

6:30 p.m. Torch light walk begins

7:30 p.m. Opening Celebrations at Voyageur Park

8:00 p.m. Free time at Voyageur Park

10:00 p.m. Bus departs towards Fairmont hotel

11:00 p.m. Second bus departs

10:00 p.m. Hospitality room opens and runs to 2 a.m. (last call at 1:30 a.m.)

 

Saturday, February 18th
10:30 a.m. Historic presentation and visit to Voyageur park

2:30 p.m. Return to hotel by buses to prepare for opening mass followed by the dinner at Fort Gibraltar.

4:30 p.m. Departure from Fairmont to Saint-Boniface Cathedral for 5 p.m. church service. Pews will be reserved for our guests. Open to all faiths. Formal attire!

6:30 p.m. Rendez-vous des Voyageurs (dinner) at Fort Gibraltar with cash bar.

10:00 p.m. Hospitality room opens and runs to 2 a.m. (last call at 1:30 a.m.)

 

Sunday, February 19th

11:00 a.m. Choice of 3 activities: Tour of Winnipeg, Casino outing or shopping outing.

12:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet people at Hotel lobby for a walk to the Rendez-vous on ice at The Forks. This activity is not mandatory but we will offer coupons for discounted drink prices at the Rendez-vous for those who choose to attend.

3:00 p.m. Fashion on ice at the Rendez-vous.

4:30 p.m. Dinner with cash bar/ Voyageur Games / Gift Exchange at Marion Hotel.

10:00 p.m. Hospitality room open to 2 a.m. (last call at 1:30 a.m.)

 

Monday, February 20th
Hotel checkouts – before 12 noon.

Hotel rooms are available at the Fairmont Winnipeg at a cost of $111 per room (CAD). An additional $15/person (CAD) will be charged for a 3rd and 4th occupant.

All prices are in Canadian dollars. Accommodations must be payed directly to the Fairmont Winnipeg before checking out.

Please note: Rooms must be reserved through Festival du Voyageur for the discount to be applied. Delegations must provide a rooming list.


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