Why Winnipeg Is A Winter Wonderland
A few days in the snow-glistened city of Winnipeg, Canada, opened my heart to a cold-weather getaway. Why was I there in the middle of winter rather than on a sandy beach? The main reason was the Festival du Voyageur, an annual celebration of French-Canadian and Métis culture and heritage. The 10-day event is jam-packed with music, storytelling, cuisine, snow sculptures and competitions, anchored by replica 19th Century fur trading fort with costumed interpreters.
We found much more to see and do in Winnipeg, indoors and out. I stayed plenty warm, thanks to snow pants and a tasty fortified wine called Caribou.