To plan your itinerary
Google Maps and Transit (iPhone and Android) are recommended apps to plan your trip to and from the Festival. Both help you visualize the paths to follow, the departure times and the stops.
The area surrounding Mackin Park is equipped with sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. It's easy and safe for you to come celebrate with us!
A section of the park will be designated to secure your bike. Plan your trip using the “cycling” section of the City of Coquitlam’s website. Bikes can be used in combination with the bus or the Skytrain.
If you can prove you used public transit to get to the event, you can visit the sales kiosk and get a free reusable water bottle.
To get to Mackin Park using Skytrain, take the EXPO Line to Braid Station, then take the bus (line 153 or 156) or use your bike to complete the remaining distance (1.8 k).
Several bus stops are located near the park. The bus lines are the 153, 156 and 157.
To pair you with the right driver or passenger, an online form is available on our website.
If you must take your car:
Festival du Bois is only a 30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver! Take Highway 1 East towards Coquitlam and exit at 40, turn left and follow Brunette Avenue to King Edward Street. The Festival site is right on this corner at Mackin Park. But you must park at Ikea and take the shuttle.
Festival du Bois parking aisles are
A – K (indicated with yellow fencing)
Turn at the Lougheed/Woolridge Connector to easily access the Festival du Bois parking area.
Once parked, you can either use the shuttle system at the Northwest corner (tent) or walk the remaining distance (approximately 10 minutes).
Free Shuttle every 15 minutes between the IKEA parking lot and the site.
Saturday: 11am to 8:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Walking distance: 10 minutes
Festival du Bois would like to thank IKEA Coquitlam for once again providing our visitors a safe parking alternative.
An eco-friendly initiative
Festival du Bois remains committed to going green!
The goal of the Green Future initiative is to promote sustainable development without impacting the festival attendees’ experience.
We encourage you to consider using the following modes of transport to get to the festival: why not walk, bike, take the bus or Skytrain, or carpool.
To facilitate eco-friendly decision making, come visit our designated zone during the festival.
WASTE REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
Bring your own reusable water bottle or borrow our reusable cups and use our water dispensing stations to fill them. Please note that all unsold food will be redistributed. Please dispose of your recycling, composting or waste in the appropriate containers. Our volunteers are here to help!
REDUCING THE IMPACT ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
To reduce soil compaction during the event, please stay on the designated paths and walkways.
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