Vanier Commercial Development Project

The proposed project will include the development of 14.3 acres of land for a gas bar and commercial space/buildings.  It will be developed in two phases with approximately 31.7 acres of surrounding property remaining in its natural state. 

Phase 1 consists of the construction of the gas bar, convenience store, small strip mall (approximately 28,000 square feet) and associated roadways, parking and infrastructure. Approximately 8.2 acres will be cleared in phase one for infrastructure development and landscaping activities that will occur in 2021.  Phase 2 is tentatively planned for 2022 and will include the clearing of approximately 6.1 acres for an entertainment centre and associated infrastructure (e.g. road, parking, landscaping, etc.). The project is also proposing an area that connects to an existing snowmobile trail.

Latest update

February 5 2021– Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for the Vanier Commercial Development Project - February 5, 2021
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - December 23, 2020


Indigenous Services Canada - Atlantic
Indigenous Services Canada
PO BOX 160
40 Havelock Street
Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Z3
Telephone: 1-800-567-9604
Fax: 902-661-6237

  • Location

    • Bathurst (New Brunswick)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Pabineau First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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