Festival du Voyager Activities

Every Year, during one of the coldest weeks of February, Manitobans hold a giant out door festival celebrating the history of the fur trade. It brings French Canadian Voyageurs, Metis and First Nations histories back to life in one of the largest winter festivals in Western Canada. Each year there are Fiddling & Jigging Contests, … Continue reading Festival du Voyager Activities

Quebec-Style Split Pea Soup

This hearty, protein packed, comforting soup is made with dried yellow split peas, flavorful ham and fresh vegetables. It’s easy to make and perfect for the cold weather. It was a staple of the voyager diet as they would have carried salted pork and dried peas with them from Montreal when leaving on canoe trips. … Continue reading Quebec-Style Split Pea Soup