Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a creative gem in Québec !
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is a little gem among the destinations labeled CreativeFriendlyDestinations by the Creative Tourism Network®.
This charming Quebec village located on the south shore of the majestic St. Lawrence River was named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2005 by Canadian Heritage and Best Creative Destination 2015. The village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is full of artists and craftsmen from several artistic fields including wood carving, contemporary sculpture, stained glass, contemporary dance, music, singing…
A must-see tourist village, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli occupies a prominent place in the cultural landscape of Quebec. Renowned for its know-how, you can discover the history and work of three pioneers who made this picturesque village in Quebec famous in the 1930s: Médard Bourgault (traditional sculpture), Émilie Chamard (weaving) and Eugène Leclerc (miniature boats).
The locality of 3,500 inhabitants demonstrates an extraordinary dynamism and civic involvement with its many cultural events all year long, including The Sculpture Biennial, The Sea Shanty Festival, the concerts in the park, the Winter festival, that gathers international artists and local population to co-create snow sculptures, The dance international festival, without forgetting the exceptional work carried out by the team at the Museum of Living Memory, to preserve the intangible heritage.
New creative experiences and events are coming! Stay tuned to enjoy them in a relaxing, creative, friendly and authentic place, just one hour from Québec City!
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