Fort Edmonton: Carnaval Des Sucres

Carnaval-websiteYes, this post may be coming up a tad bit late. Fort Edmonton hosted this fantastic event in the dead of winter and Edmonton is now experiencing the first taste of spring.

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Snowy Fort Edmonton

Fort Edmonton is one of the best gems of the City of Edmonton. When friends visit, this is the only place I insist they MUST go. Throughout the year there are so many fun and family-friendly activities. Fort Edmonton, I adore you!

The Maple Sugar Carnaval encouraged people to experience and find joy in the blistering winter cold. Despite being -20 with a wind chill to rattle your bones, the turn out was huge! Every feature of this event was jam packed. It’s so great to see this, in winter we often like to hibernate, it’s so refreshing to see mounds of people out and about to experience a glimpse into the past.

The Edmonton Chapter of the French Canadian Association of Alberta put on this colourful event marking the first event of the chapter in 2017.  Fort Edmonton was the perfect setting to celebrate the 68th edition of their popular Maple Sugar Carnaval.

Crowds were treated to traditional dancing, music and my favourite–a pop up museum at Reeds Bazaar.

Inside the hangar, Edmonton based attractions and businesses had information booths set up. It was a great showcase to just how much pride our city has and how many fabulous things we have to offer.

What a fantastic day, filled with delicious French treats and rich history.

Official Schedule of Events:

Flag raising at 12:00 pm
Roger Dallaire French Canadian traditional music
Traditional French Canadian Food ( a piece of tourtière, a piece of sugar pie, coleslaw, baked beans)
Indoor and outdoor activities
Maple Taffy on snow

About Lisa Lunney

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Autumn/Winter lover. She excels at communications and writes for pleasure and profession.
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