Flying Canoë Volant

The Flying Canoë Volant is a cultural, creative and interactive event designed to celebrate local history and the magic of a long winter night.

Festival Dates: -
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

From local historical displays to live music to tubing, if you are at the Flying Canoë Volant you will be sure to have a fun experience for the whole family.

The Flying Canoë Volant invites you for a nighttime adventure in Edmonton's French Quarter and along the illuminated trails of the Mill Creek Ravine to celebrate local history and everything that is great about a long winter's night.

Featured events

Enjoy the various events and attractions throughout the week such as an ice bar, tubing, art and lighting displays, and cultural displays of indigenous and French Canadian history. And of course, the annual favourite Mill Creek Illuminated Trails experience!

Nightly entertainment is spread across three main festival venues.

Location 1: La Cité francophone
Extérieur / Outdoors: maple taffy, ice slide, fire pits
Intérieur / Indoors:
Café Bicyclette: info station, video screening, artisans
Theatre Servus Cabaret: Indigihauz Gala (Feb 1), FCV Cabaret (Feb 2 - 4)

Location 2: École Rutherford School
Extérieur / Outdoors: light displays, Franco Stage (Feb 2 - 4), Canoe Relay (Feb 3 - 4), activities
Intérieur / Indoors: Community Stage (live music), Café Croissant

Location 3: Mill Creek Ravine
Camp des Autochtones / Indigenous Camp
Camp des Métis / Métis Camp
Cabane du Trappeur / Trapper's Cabin
& Illuminated Trails

For the full schedule of events, visit the Flying Canoë Volant website.

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