Outdoor Agora to welcome visitors at Gros-Cacouna Marsh, Cacouna (Que.)

The Maliseet First Nation of Viger (Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk) plans to build an outdoor agora to welcome visitors to the Marais de Gros-Cacouna in Cacouna, Quebec, on land owned by the Department of the Environment and Climate Change Canada. The project, scheduled for spring or fall 2020, will require ground levelling and vegetation removal, installation of piles, construction of a small open agora (approximately 25 m long by 5 m wide) with a wooden structure, corrugated steel cover and stretched canvas bodyguards, as well as the installation of a universal access ramp. Furthermore, some interpretation panels on species at risk and the Maliseet culture, currently installed at the Marais de Gros-Cacouna, will be dismantled and relocated on the interior walls of this agora.The project also includes the use of the agora to welcome visitors.  Minimal impacts on flora and fauna are anticipated because the work and the location of the agora are planned in an open, anthropized environment away from important habitats and periods of use by wildlife.

Latest update

September 25, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Decision - September 25, 2020
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination PDF (177 KB) February 20, 2020


Environment and Climate Change Canada
Benoît Roberge, Protected Areas Senior Specialist
801-1550, avenue d'Estimauville
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C3
Telephone: 418-648-5757
Email: benoit.roberge2@canada.ca

  • Location

    • (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Caroline Rioux, Première Nation Malécite de Viger (Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk)
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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