Manitobans are celebrating Louis Riel Day across the province on Monday.

Louis Riel Day was first marked in 2008.

Riel was a Métis leader who was a driving force in Manitoba becoming a province.

Special events are slated for Festival du Voyageur, which runs through to Feb. 27.

More information is available online at the link below:

- details on Louis Riel Day holiday hours and closures are available on CTV's website

- for a look at more photos from Festival du Voyageur, please go to CTV's photo gallery