09 March 2009

Festival du Bois

Spud's Favourite Annual Events: FESTIVAL DU BOIS | NEAR VANCOUVER

Maillardville, BC is in fact, the only identifiable French settlement west of the Rockies, they say. This wee community, inside the city of Coquitlam [near Vancouver], hosts the "Flaunt your Frenchness" festival annually and we hate to miss it. The weather is hit or miss. Usually miss. Today it even snowed, which was a first for us. But it didn't stop us from really enjoying both the kid and grown up entertainment from around the world.

In addition, we always spend some quality time in the poutine line up; an essential part of every visit. That's right, when else can you eat french fries smothered with gravy and topped with cheese curds and feel ok about it?!

And for dessert you ask? Well, there's sugar pie and crepes of course but we always check out the sugar shack for some maple syrup candy which includes lively musical entertainment.