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The evening’s journey and what you will experience.
The City of Light / La Cité en Lumières and the Flying Canoe Adventure Walk is a unique outdoor winter event. This year, we invite Edmontonians to discover La Chasse-galerie (The Flying Canoe), a combination of a French-Canadian and First-Nations legend told by various lost canoeists along a lit trail in the Mill Creek Ravine. A sleigh ride will take event goers from the ravine to The City of Light / La Cité en Lumières (La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91st)) where there will be an outdoor DJ, a snow slide, live music, hot chocolate and children's activities. A fun time for all!
The Grand Rapids of the Millcreek Ravine
Upon entering the Mill Creek Ravine’s major access points, you will be greeted by a group of lost voyageurs wandering aimlessly in their canoes. They will give you an indication of the upcoming journey and provide you with some warning of what might be waiting for you ahead. “Gallery” the hunter himself as well as the lost voyageurs will enchant the evening forest.
The lost voyageurs will then lead you towards the Elders who will be waiting for you at the base camp. The base camp will be comprised of teepees hosting a performance stage and warming huts. This is where the many different variations of the story will come together. You then continue your journey upward to the Cité of Light and there you discover the true story of the lost voyageurs.