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.

Municipalité de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli Attractions

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.

Maison Médard-Bourgault

322 Ouest, Route 132
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec
(418) 598-3880

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
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec
(418) 598-7374

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.

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec Area Map