By Tyler Sutherland
Fort Gibraltar has a complete summer lineup planned outside of its normal Festival du Voyageur activities in February.
Over the weekend, the official launch of the bicentennial of the St. Boniface tourist destination took place. From here on, the Fort will host a number of fun events for the entire family, including:
- June 19 and 20 — Visitors can explore the military and social history of Manitoba at the Soldier Camp.
- July 17 and 18 — The Fort will host an Aboriginal Camp, where visitors can discover the culture of First Nations people before the arrival of Europeans.
- July 3 and August 15 — The public can experiment with music and dance through interactive traditional music workshops on.
- July 31 — A visual arts exhibition under the bicentennial theme will be held.
- August 20 to 22 — The annual fall gathering of the Selkirk Settlers.
- August 28 and 29 — To end the season, those who enjoy culinary arts can taste the garden’s delights at the Fall Harvest.
- Now until August 29 — Guided tours available in English and French will transport visitors back in 1815 as they discover a lifestyle completely opposite to ours.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. For more information visit FestivalVoyageur.mb.ca.