From a distance it looks like a large, square shaped structure. Coming closer, one can see that this intriguing sight on Home Street is actually a snow sculpture in the making.
This magnificent pile of snow looks like a structure one can walk into. Moving around it looking for an entrance on this cold evening, one can see that it’s made of blocks of snow cut into large cubes that look like massive sugar cubes.
Approaching from the south on Home Street one can see all the square blocks. Around the back of the sculpture there are stairs where one can climb to the top and feel like the king of the castle.
More cubes can be seen nearby, which will be used to finish the other side of this sculpture.
Once completed, it’s bound to be an amazing work of art. Curious as to what this brilliant structure will look like in the end may have many passers by coming back to see the final product.
This is the season to be making snow art in time for Festival Du Voyageur which starts February 15th, where one can see sculptures throughout St. Boniface, in the downtown area and across other parts of the city.
Festival du Voyageur is being held at the same time as the Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival in The Pas where there are similar events including the crowning of a fur queen.
Because both of these fun-filled events are held during the frosty winter season, you need to dress warmly when taking in the festivities.
So, wherever you are, Winnipeg or The Pas, the fun and excitement of these cultural events is there for all to enjoy.
All photos by M. LeBlanc