Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is a little gem named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2005 and labelled “Creative Friendly Destination” in 2015 by the Creative Tourism Network®.
This charming Quebec village, located on the south shore of the majestic Saint Lawrence River, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is full of artists and artisans from various artistic fields such as woodcarving, contemporary sculpture, stained glass, contemporary dance, music, singing…
A tourist village not to be missed, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli occupies a place of choice in the cultural landscape of Quebec. Renowned for its know-how, visitors can discover the history and work of three pioneers who made this picturesque village famous in the 1930s: Médard Bourgault (traditional sculpture), Émilie Chamard (weaving) and Eugène Leclerc (miniature boats).
The town of 3,500 inhabitants is a dynamic and civic-minded place with many cultural events throughout the year, such as the Sculpture Biennial, the Sea Song Festival, concerts in the park, the Winter Festival, which brings together international artists and locals to co-create snow sculptures, the International Dance Festival, and the outstanding work of the Living Memory Museum team in preserving intangible heritage.
New experiences and creative events are to come, to be discovered in a place of relaxation, creation, conviviality and authenticity, one hour from Quebec City!