Maillardville's Music & Culture Festival

Thanks to all who took part in the 33rd annual Festival du Bois, April 1 to 3, 2022, making it a weekend full of joy, discovery and entertainment. It was wonderful to once again see our Mackin Park home full of happy people, the air filled with amazing music from French Canada and beyond. The Grand Chapiteau (big tent) once again echoed with the sound of dancing feet. We hope to see as many of you dancing and having fun next year.

Special thanks to the artists, volunteers, technicians, exhibitors and vendors for their bon esprits, making this Festival a great success.

Enjoy a selection of happy memories from this year's Festival below, or view the whole set HERE. You can also listen to an episode of our podcast recorded at Festival du Bois!

Visiter le site en français 

Geneviève Kyle-Lefebvre and the entire podcast team were at the Festival du Bois. Live or relive the experience by listening to Geneviève walking around the festival meeting reviewers, spectators and artists, including exclusive interviews with Le Diable à 5 and the Winston Band!

Festival Artists


We acknowledge that Festival du Bois is taking place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation). We thank the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm who continue to live on these lands and care for them, along with the waters and all that is above and below.

Festival Schedule

Friday April 1 

7:00-10:00pm (gates open 6pm)

Opening Jocelyn Pettit Band

Friday Night Contra Dance Sybaritic String Band with Maureen Collier, caller

FREE / registration required 

Saturday April 2 

Grand Chapiteau/Main Stage

12:30pm – 1:15pm
North Shore Celtic Ensemble


1:30pm – 2:15pm
The McDades


2:30pm – 3:15pm
Le Winston Band


3:30pm – 4:15pm
Locarno


4:30pm – 5:15pm
Le Diable à Cinq


5:30pm – 6:30pm
Alpha Yaya Diallo


6:45pm – 7:30pm
Collage Trad

Petit Chapiteau/Children's Tent

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Les Petits Matins


1:00pm – 1:45pm
Ginalina


2:00pm – 2:45pm
Yoro Noukoussi


3:00pm – 3:45pm
Will’s Jams

Workshops at Mackin House

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Locarno


1:30pm – 2:00pm
Alpha Yaya Diallo


2:30pm – 3pm
North Shore Celtic Ensemble


3:30pm – 4pm
The McDades

Sunday April 3 

Grand Chapiteau/Main Stage

9:00am – 10:00am
Mass / Messe


10:00 am – 11:00am
Pancake breakfast


10:10am – 10:50am
Alouest


11:10am – 11:40am
Métis Jiggers


11:50am – 12:15pm
Salutations officielles


12:20pm – 1:00pm
Le Winston Band


1:15pm – 1:55pm
The McDades


2:15pm – 2:55pm
Alpha Yaya Diallo


3:10pm – 3:50pm
Le Diable à Cinq


4:00pm – 4:40pm
Collage Trad

Petit Chapiteau/Children's Tent

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Les Petits Matins


1:00pm – 1:45pm
Ginalina


2:00pm – 2:45pm
Yoro Noukoussi


3:00pm – 3:45pm
Will’s Jams

Workshops at Mackin House

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Le Diable à Cinq


1:30pm – 2:00pm
Métis Jiggers


2:30pm – 3:00pm
Collage Trad


3:30pm - 4:00pm
Le Winston Band

 

Festival Hours & Tickets

Festival du Bois runs April 1 to 3, 2022 in Mackin Park, Coquitlam

Friday April 1: 7pm to 10pm (gates 6pm)

Saturday April 2: 11:30am to 8pm

Sunday April 3: 10am to 5pm
French Mass: 9am
Pancake Breakfast: 10am


Save time and money now by buying your tickets online.  

You will receive an emailed ticket bar-code that will allow you faster entry!

Prices will be higher on the day of the event.

ADMISSION

All prices include taxes

Friday Opening Night: FREE  


ONLINE TICKETS

Adults: $20 per day

Students & Seniors: $13 per day

Kids 5 – 12: $8 per day / Kids under 5: Free

Single Day Family Package: $50

(2 adults and 2 kids)

ON-SITE TICKETS

Adults: $22 per day

Students & Seniors: $15 per day

Kids 5 – 12: $10 per day / Kids under 5: Free

Single Day Family Package: $55

(2 adults and 2 kids)


SUNDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST 

$5 (children), $10 (adults)

(not included in Festival admission)

COVID-19 policies  

The festival will be held in compliance with all current BC public health protocols, requirements and directives with respect to COVID-19.

Proof of vaccination required for entry to Festival du Bois site and shuttles from IKEA’s parking (12+)

Masks are not required, though encouraged on Festival shuttles

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