Filipino capot is a hit at Voyageur Park
The opening weekend at Festival du Voyageur was extremely busy and especially chaotic during Louis Riel Day. The near zero temperatures, gorgeous weather and sunny blue skies added to the big crowds and long line ups to get into Voyageur Park and into many of the attractions and tents.
Among the thousands that made it into Voyageur Park on Louis Riel Day included the Pascual, Manuel and Anero families. All first timers to Festival du Voyageur.
The snow sculptures, horse drawn sleigh ride were among the best highlights by everyone. For the kids, they really enjoyed the maple taffy being poured on snow. For Joy Pascual and Jacqueline Manuel, one of their favourite memories will be walking around Voyageur Park in the custom made wool Filipino capot. Their advice for all bagong dating and first timers to Festival du Voyageur is that it’s great for family photos, just make sure to arrive early to avoid line ups and dress warm.
Other attractions at Voyageur Park and Fort Gibraltar include snowshoe trail, a new kids’ playground and for the adults, a licensed Snow Bar.
To avoid the lineups at the gate, purchase a day pass or 10-day Voyageur pass at heho.ca, Safeway stores, Club Regent Casino or at the Festival du Voyageur office at 233 Provencher. More details can be found on the Festival du Voyageur website at www.heho.ca. The official Festival du Voyageur app is also available on Apple App Store and on Android Google Play. He ho!
Photos by Bryan Mesias and Star Roxas