Musée Québécois de Culture Populaire

Eastern Townships & Mauricie

One of the most interesting stops in the area, this museum's changing exhibits cover the gamut from folk art to pop culture, delving into the social and cultural life of the Québécois. Previous exhibits include a quirky show on the social significance of garage sales, and woodcarvings of birds commonly sighted in the area.

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