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Are your ready to wear plaid with pride?  The largest festival of French Canadian culture on the West Coast is coming to Metro Vancouver.   On March 4th to the 6th the Festival du Bois rolls into Coquitlam with a full weekend of live music from the heart of Quebec, traditional cuisine and plenty of Quebecois cheer.

All this French Canadian inspired fun will take place at Mackin Park in the historic community of Maillardville.

Excitement at the Festival du Bois centres around the Grand Chapiteau (main stage), where there will be live music through the day on Saturday and Sunday.  Foot-stomping, fiddle playing acts include Le Bruit court dans la Ville, comprised of 3 legends of Quebec's music scene.

The Festival is also a chance to try traditional French Canadian food rarely seen on this side of the Rockies.  Dig into a hearty tourtiere or smoked meat sandwich, and wash it down with the festival's fittingly named French Lumberjack Ale.

There's also an artisan market focused on French Canadian products.  

Of course, Festival duBois is also the place in Metro Vancouver to see and be seen in plaid.  Grab your finest lumberjack-inspired flannel and join the sea of red and black checkered fun.   Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $7 for kids 5-12. 

Photo credit: Geoffery Kehrig | Flickr


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