Festival du Bois

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The 28th annual Festival du Bois returns to Mackin Park this weekend. This festival features some of the best music around from Quebec and from other parts of the world, big heated tents, thousands of happy festival-goers, great traditional food, and family-focused entertainment.

Festival du Bois

Rooted in the French-Canadian community and heritage of the Maillardville area in Coquitlam, Festival du Bois is the largest and most popular celebration of francophone music and culture in BC.

  • Where: Mackin Park, Maillardville/Coquitlam
    1046 Brunette Avenue (across the Lougheed Highway from IKEA)
  • When: March 3-5 2017
  • Tickets: Friday night, March 3: $15
    Saturday March 4 & Sunday March 5 (general admission)
    Adults $15 per day; 2-Day Adult pass: $25
    Students & Seniors: $10 per day; 5 – 12 years: $7 per day
    Single Day Family Package: $35/day (2 adults & 2 children under 12 years old)
    2-Day Family Pass: $65

Sunday, enjoy a pancake breakfast for $7 (adults) & $3 (children) – not included in admission. Children under 5 years are free.*

The festival presents some of the finest Québécois, francophone, and roots music artists on Main Stage (Grand Chapiteau), Children’s Tent and Workshop Tent stages. Audiences of all ages also enjoy roving performances, exhibits, participatory activities, traditional food, and shopping. Nearby Place des Arts hosts a visual arts exhibition, and concerts are also scheduled in the adjacent Mackin House Museum.

Festival-goers can learn about Maillardville’s history at the “Post Office”, join Maillardville Geocaching, participate in interactive activities, shop at a range of artisan kiosks, and fill up on delicious tourtière, maple taffy on snow, authentic Québécois poutine, and other fare. The festival welcomes all ages and cultures to share in the friendly ambiance and great entertainment on offer.

* All prices are those provided in a press release and online at time of publishing. The organizers reserve the right to charge based on their current/posted rates. Festival du Bois is produced by the Société francophone de Maillardville.

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