Cultural development in the territory of the Rivière-du-Loup MRC is supported by various policies which are in place.
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The cultural life here is blossoming and is expressed through its associations, artists, artisans, events and activities.
The Rivière-du-Loup MRC with its dynamic central town surrounded by lively rural communities, offers an ever-increasing variety of cultural activities. There is the Rivière-du-Loup and Lower St. Lawrence regional music festival-contest , the Isle-Verte and Rivière-du-Loup Christmas markets, etc. The MRC also has a very active municipal library network cultural associations involved in their communities and many artists and artisans, in particular, within the visual arts, applied arts and traditional arts fields.
Favored with quality institutions such as the Musée régional du Bas-Saint-Laurent (regional museum), the Centre culturel de Rivière-du-Loup (cultural center), the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup (general and vocational college) Arts Department, the École de musique de Rivière-du-Loup music school) and the École de théâtre Françoise-Bédard (drama school), the Rivière-du-Loup region has a vibrant cultural life whose influence surpasses the local scene.