Joliette is a city in southwest Quebec, Canada. It is approximately northeast of Montreal, on the L'Assomption River and is the seat of the Regional County Municipality of Joliette. The city is home to the Joliette Art Museum, whose works of art include paintings, sculptures, paper artwork and a large collection of art from the French Middle Ages.

Joliette has 3 francophone high schools and 1 anglophone high school, as well as the Joliette campus of the Cégep régional de Lanaudière.

It was founded as L'Industrie by businessman Barthélemy Joliette in 1823 and was incorporated as a city in 1863.

The city's economy is mainly in the manufacturing and service sectors. The largest gravel manufacturer in the area, Graybec, is located in Joliette and exploits a huge quarry just outside the city.

Joliette is the seat of the judicial district of Joliette.

Government and infrastructure

Joliette Institution for Women, a prison of the Correctional Service of Canada, is in this town.

Local institutions

  • - Collège Constituent de Joliette

    Commission scolaire des Samares operates Francophone public schools;
  • École secondaire Thérèse-Martin
  • École secondaire Barthélemy-Joliette
  • École Primaire Les Mélèzes
  • École Primaire Saint-Pierre (Marie-Charlotte)

    Anglophone schools are operated by the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board:
  • Joliette Elementary School in Saint-Charles-Borromée
  • Joliette High School

    Private schools:
  • (francophone)


  • Diocèse de Joliette
  • Cathédrale Saint-Charles-Borromée de Joliette

    Notable People

  • Francine Racette - actress
  • Paul Tellier - businessman and public servant
  • Marc Beaupré - actor