Festival du Bois

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Festival du Bois
Genre Francophone festival
Dates First weekend in March
Location(s) Maillardville,Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Years active 1990 – present

Festival du Bois is the largest and most attended Francophone festival on the west coast of Canada, held in the Maillardville neighbourhood of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. Produced by Societe francophone de Maillardville, Festival du Bois is an annual event scheduled for the first full weekend in March which celebrates French Canadian history, art and culture.[1]

The festival site in Mackin Park is dominated by the main stage tent where most of Canadian folk, Celtic and world music artists perform. There is also a children's stage, a workshop tent, art and history displays, tours of the Mackin House Museum, and traditional food including tourtière, poutine and maple sugar pie.[2] The "official Festival du Bois signature headgear" is a green tuque embossed with a frog.[3]

Over 17,000 people attended Festival du Bois in 2008, and was recognized as one of the "biggest festivals and cultural events in Vancouver" by Business in Vancouver magazine.[4]


  1. ^ Tourism Vancouver: Festival du Bois Retrieved on 22 February 2009
  2. ^ Festival du Bois: Activities Retrieved on 22 February 2009
  3. ^ MaillardvileResidents.ca Festival du Bois photos Retrieved on 22 February 2009
  4. ^ Maillardville 100: Festival du Bois Retrieved on 22 February 2009

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