Walking part of the Camino de Santiago in Manitoba

Bonjour Manitoba

Also known as Chemin St-Paul in French, the Crow Wing Trail is part of the historic Trans Canada Trail. It’s almost 200 kilometres long and runs from Winnipeg to Emerson, at the U.S. border, passing through St. Malo, St-Pierre-Jolys and other communities. The Crow Wing Trail Association Chemin Saint-Paul, CDEM and the Canadian Company of Pilgrims launched the first Camino between St. Malo and St-Pierre-Jolys on October 3.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - My visit with Gabrielle Roy

Kenza Zaoui

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PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Fall / Winter in St. Boniface

Kenza Zaoui

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PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Théâtre du Cercle Molière: between traditions and new challenges

Kenza Zaoui

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A look back at a most unusual tourist season

Bonjour Manitoba

Manitoba boasts more than 100,000 lakes and 90 natural parks, including a UNESCO World Heritage Forest (Pimachiowin Aki Forest), covering an area of 649,950 km (Travel Manitoba). It is therefore not a stretch to say that the province is one of the world's richest areas in terms of natural spaces.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Culture Days in St. Boniface

Kenza Zaoui

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PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - 4 shops to treat yourself

Kenza Zaoui

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A historical and cultural journey waiting to be discovered

Bonjour Manitoba

The Dawson Trail is a vestige of the past that runs through several Francophone communities in southeastern Manitoba. 

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - 5 Reasons to Visit the CCFM

Kenza Zaoui

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Year two of Movies Under the Stars - a great succes amidst the pandemic

Bonjour Manitoba | Florent de Veillis

Movies Under the Stars held at Saint-Boniface Cathedral

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG: AT THE HEART OF MANITOBA'S FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY

Kenza Zaoui

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PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Art In Saint-Boniface: La Maison Des Artistes Visuels Francophones

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

One of Saint-Boniface’s secrets is undoubtedly the little art gallery at 219 Provencher: la Maison des artistes visuels francophones. Comme and discover this enchanting site through Kenza's eyes!

Seven rural activity ideas for children

Kenza Zaoui

Looking for rural activities to do with your kids this fall? Here are seven suggestions that will appeal to a range of tastes: a touch of history, a bit of adventure, some treats, a few animals and a whole lot of discovery!

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - A Summer Like No Other

By Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Our lives have been turned upside down during these last few months and we are now in the 3rd phase of re-opening in Manitoba. Follow the charming Kenza through her explorations of the re-opening of Saint-Boniface and its surroundings. 

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - A Visit to the Saint-Boniface Museum

By Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Ah! The Saint-Boniface Museum! This magnificent ode to Manitoba's history holds thousands of treasures from back in the days. What could be better than following along with Kenza to explore this building and its history to give you a little taste!

Two-Wheels Travel in The Pembina Valley

Bonjour Manitoba

The Prairie Velo Tour, an event supported by Bonjour Manitoba, was designed to promote the wide variety of gravel roads in the region, plus showcase local food and culture.

Local Culinary Experience at Prairie Berry

Bonjour Manitoba

New francophone culinary experience in Manitoba!

Top Drive Ins in our francophone communities!

Bonjour Manitoba

What's your favorite Drive In?

La Cabane Guesthouse wins 2018 Fosse

CDEM

The jury had a tough choice to make on April 26 at the Fosse aux Lions competition. After deliberating for more than a half hour, the four judges finally selected Dominique Noël’s La Cabane Guest House as the big winner of the 7th edition of La Fosse aux Lions. She takes home $15,000 in prize money, free publicity, and a mentorship opportunity.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Bon Appétit Saint-Boniface: a guided foodie tour

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Join Kenza in her exploration of the Bon Appétit Saint-Boniface culinary tour!

Maison Gabrielle Roy, Deschambault Street

CDEM

The home of Gabrielle Roy is a very important and recurring symbol in the Franco-Canadian author's work. She lived there from her birth in 1909 to her departure for Europe in 1937. This house has been mentioned in many of her works, particularly in "Street of Riches" a series of stories inspired by the author's childhood in St. Boniface. Completely restored like in 1918, the house is today a must-see public museum.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - A Day at the Festival du Voyageur

By Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

View a day in the life of a Festival du Voyageur goer through Kenza's eyes. 

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Geocaching in Saint-Boniface

By Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Looking for a fun and inexpensive activity to do with friends or family? I have the solution for you: geocaching!

A memorable dining experience

La Liberté

An iconic site from the fur trading era, Fort Gibraltar is now open for special, private events, in collaboration with the Gibraltar Dining Corporation, the Fort's exclusive caterers.

Rural Manitoba's Take on a Tasty Treat

Poutine Trail

Manitoba's bilingual communities serve poutines that are as tasty as they are original. Try them out along the Poutine Trail and discover the French flavour of the region!

A New Blogger for the Passion & Histoire Brand

Michelle Gervais

In continuity with the Passion & Histoire Saint-Boniface branding project we are launching for the year 2020 our Passion & Histoire Blog that will be written by the famous French blogger Kenza Zaoui from Cups of English Tea.

The SHSB at your service

La Liberté

The Société historique de Saint-Boniface (SHSB) is dedicated to acquiring, preserving and promoting the heritage of the Francophones and Métis of Western Canada, especially Manitoba.

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - A Day in the Life of a Voyageur at Fort Gibraltar

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

Are you curious to know what a voyageur is? Would you like to find out how theses infamous explorers lived their every day lives? Search no longer, and come on over to the Fort Gibraltar with Kenza to re-live the time of the voyageurs!

Connecting the Crow Wing Trail to Santiago

Bonjour Manitoba

All Roads Lead to... Santiago de Compostela! Manitoba's Crow Wing Trail / Chemin Saint-Paul runs 193 km between Winnipeg and Emerson. 

A place of leisure and learning

La Liberté

At Fort Gibraltar, fun and historical discover go hand in hand, year-round. 

Borealis Beading or the art of combining passion and transmission

Bonjour Manitoba

Mélanie Gamache is passionate about beading, a skill that has its origins in Métis culture. With her company in Sainte-Geneviève, Borealis Beading, the craftswoman offers workshops related to her passion.

New workshops at Festival du Voyageur

Bonjour Manitoba

This year, the 2020 edition of Festival du Voyageur will be offering an even greater variety of workshops with the revival of the Voyageur Apprenticeship (Apprentis voyageurs) workshops of previous years.

A small museum that tells a rich history

La Liberté

The St. Boniface Museum is located at 494 Taché Avenue. It plays a dual role of guardian and ambassador. For Vania Gagnon, the Museum’s Director, the roles coincide perfectly with the Museum’s community vocation.

Le Roy des sentiers

Katherine D., La Liberté

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About the Saint-Boniface Cathedral

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

The Saint-Boniface Cathedral is understandably one of the most photographed monuments in Winnipeg and Manitoba. It's located in the historical Old Saint-Boniface region, at the heart of the francophone community. Today, join Kenza to discover some of its secrets. 

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG - Canada Day 2020 in Saint-Boniface

By Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

How was your Canada Day 2020 celebration?

Kenza's was virtual! Connected through the Tourisme Riel / Passion Histoire Facebook page July 1st, she followed along with Barney Morin for an hour while he wandered through Saint-Boniface on his bike.

Movies to go!

Bonjour Manitoba

CDEM and Alliance française du Manitoba are launching a Movies Under the Stars program this summer for the first time. For $100, your community can rent our inflatable movie screen and quality projection equipment and watch French movies in the great outdoors.