FEBRUARY 15-24 Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of Festival du Voyageur. This renowned 10-day winter festival held in the heart of Winnipeg’s French Quarter celebrates Manitoba’s rich francophone heritage with fiddling, jigging, ice scuplting and a beard-growing competition, all kicked off by a boisterous opening celebration (pictured). Of course, it’s not kitchen party without food. Warm up with hearty pea soup and a sip of Caribou, a traditional Québécois blend of red wine and whisky that was consumed during caribou hunts, then satisfy a sweet tooth with crêpes and maple syrup at the Sugar Shack. Voyageur (Whittier) Park, 204-233-ALLO.