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Festival du Voyageur Attendance Up 13%

February 22, 2016 12:19 PM | Entertainment

Festival du Voyageur

Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day, February 15, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

Attendance to this year’s Festival du Voyageur was up 13 percent over last year, welcoming more than 102,000 visitors.

Festival officials say the increase was due to ideal weather conditions, meaning more people came out to enjoy the 10-day event.

“This festival was a great success at all levels,” said executive director Ginette Lavack Walters.

“Thanks to diverse programming and mild temperatures, visitors came out in large numbers to celebrate winter, joie de vivre and francophone culture with us.”

Next year’s 48th annual Festival du Voyageur will be held from February 17 to 26, 2017.