Flying Canoe Volant Festival kicks off Monday in Edmonton

The Flying Canoe Volant is rooted in French-Canadian and Indigenous legends and folklore


Things will look a bit different this year due to the pandemic, however if you sign up beforehand, you can see the sites and sounds of the annual Edmonton Winter festival.

People must sign up for hourly slots between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. over the six nights running March 1 to 6.

More than 60 lighting installations will make for "a beautiful walk" in Mill Creek Ravine, Rutherford School grounds and at La Cité Francophone at 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, but there will be no interactive pieces.  There will also be no indoor cabaret, outdoor musical performances or dancing. The popular children's sliding hill will be closed and events like bannock making won't be offered.

The goal of this year's flying canoe is to stay a paddle apart and to focus on the sights and sounds.

Allen Jacobson is the lead Festival Coordinator 


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