The top 5 Cultural Communities in Canada

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The Cultural Capitals of Canada Program highlights the achievements of communities that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the arts and culture.

1 - Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton, Capital city of the province of Alberta is known for its thriving arts and cultural communities including a downtown arts district where several major centers are located.

2 - Comox Valley, British Columbia

Comox Valley is a thriving arts and culture community with painters, potters, theatre and dance troupes perform in parks and a myriad of venues including renovated heritage churches, warehouses, sports arenas, resorts and restaurants.

3 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw is famous for its Murals on buildings all over the city. Scenes depicting Moose Jaw's early history can be found on the sides and fronts of buildings throughout the downtown core.

4 - Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebeca

One of Quebec oldest municipalities, the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil, a favorite of Canada's Group of Seven painters, and a heritage town with over 85 century-old homes, this city still draws artists to this day.

5 - Wendake, Quebec

Located 10 kilometers north of the city of Quebec, the Carrefour des Nations is a festival of contemporary Aboriginal arts and culture, showcasing the First Nations artists and their unique culture.