Located an hour east of Québec City on the south shore of the majestic St.Lawrence River, the 3,000 residents live in the Woodcrafting Capital of Canada, which for 3 generations, its local artisans of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli depict French Canadian customs and habits through works of art. It’s one of the more picturesque cities of Eastern Quebec.
Musée des anciens canadiens
332, avenue de Gaspé Ouest
C.P. 66, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
(418) 598-3392 (418) 598-6829 Fax: (418) 598-3392
The most prestigious woodcarving museum in North America, helping to preserve the art history of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli with an impressive collection of original wood carvings. The museum includes artists such as the Bourgault brothers , Pier Cloutier «Clout», Roger-André Bourgault, Jacques Bourgault, P.E. Caron, H. Raby, Fernand Bourgault, etc. You can watch and talk with a woodcarver (in high season) and buy a wood carved piece to keep an unforgettable moment of your visit.
322 Ouest, Route 132
The life and the creations of the famous sculptor Medar Bourgault. Open June 24 until September 6, from 10 am to 6 pm
Parc Nautique St-Jean-Port-Joli (Marina)
20 West, street of the Pioneers
Panoramic view of the 55 boat marina and the river. A deep water marina also has water, electricity, toilets, showers, wash-house. Harbour office open to the public of 9 am to 8 pm.