Quebec: Culture and Arts
The crown jewel of French Canada
Quebec's culture and arts scene is well known. The province boasts plenty of galleries and museums such as Montreal's Fine Arts Museum, Museum of Archaeology, Quebec Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Montreal is also world known for its Jazz Festival and is the home base of the much loved Cirque de Soleil. Place des Arts in Montreal is a large complex and soon to be new home for the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. The arts complex is also home to the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens dance company, the Quebec Opera, and the Broadway musical touring company. Other entertainment hosted here includes chamber music, recitals, folk singers, variety shows, musicals, and classical and modern dance.
The Just for Laughs Museum, another Quebec arts staple, offers the International Comedy Hall of Fame and Immortals of Comedy and hundreds of film clips from your favorite comedians. Quebec City's arts and culture highlights include the Quebec City's Museum of Civilization, Quebec City's Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of French Americans (The oldest museum in Canada), the Musée de l'Amerique Française serves to trace the history and development of French settlement throughout North America. Throughout Quebec province you will find the Musee de La Mer, the Musee du Golf du Quebec, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, the The Gilles Villeneuve Museum and the Missiquoi Museum found in Stanbridge East. Visit the township where thousands of immigrants from the United States came after the American Revolution.