Development of a tourist and commercial rest area in Kataskomiq

The Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation wishes to develop a cultural and commercial rest area on the Kataskomiq reserve, located 30 km southeast of Rivière-du Loup, on Route 185.

Covering an area of approximately 2 hectares, the project includes a truck stop, a convenience store with gas station, boutique and food counters selling aboriginal and regional products, a restaurant and tourist information area, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and service points for Petit Témis cyclists and snowmobilers.

Leasing for service and light-industry companies wishing to set up there, as well as accommodation and recreational tourism areas, are envisaged in later phases. The planned surface area for these activities is about 8.5 hectares.


Latest update

November 13, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Indigenous Services Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - November 15, 2023
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination-Start of Public Comment Period - October 13, 2023


Environmental Advisor (Qc)
320 St. Joseph St E Q
Québec, Quebec G1K 9J2

  • Location

    • Kataskomiq indian reserve (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Soil management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation (WWFN)
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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