It was the second coldest Festival du Voyageur on record with an average temperature of just -22 degrees Celcius. Only the 1979 Fest was colder with an average temperature of -24C.
While the crowds were thinner during the day at Voyageur Park, the nighttime shows in the tents and in other venues around town were packed.
One example was the popularity of the DJ dance party at Fort Gibraltar, opened at night by the Festival for the first time.
The Festival is still one of the most popular winter events on the continent, and will be back next year with its 47th installment.
Here is a look back and some of the sights at this year’s “World’s largest kitchen party” …
All photos by Bryan Sullivan