The Métis Experience

This year, Festival du Bois is excited to again welcome the North Fraser Métis Association, Region 2 to share some of the Métis people’s history, art, culture, perspectives and traditions to us all.

Come to the Métis Experience to enjoy, explore, and appreciate the rich Métis history, art, culture, perspectives and tradition that have been part of this country for over 200 years!

In this very special part of the festival, and under the guidance of elders, artists, musicians and other knowledgeable community members, you will see, hear, learn, and participate in their rich and dynamic culture.

Come sit with Elders as they tell stories from Métis history, share artifacts, and teach you words from Michif, the Métis language.

Listen and thrill to Keith Hill, Fagen Furlong and Matthew Cook-Contois's Métis fiddling, guitar and song, and dance along with Metis jiggers Yvonne Chartrand, Nadia Dalton and Fergus Dalton.

Watch and learn from master craftsman Pat Calihou as he shows us how to carve a wood paddle.

There are crafts and family activities – and more to experience!

Come by, stop for a while, and share in the Métis spirit!


Saturday and Sunday: Visit the Métis Experience between the Grand Chapiteau and the Food Zone.

Sunday at 11:10am under the Big Top: Attend the Métis Jiggers show!

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