Backgrounder: CED funds six tourism development projects in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region


Saguenay, Quebec, December 6, 2023Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The following information is in addition to the news release issued on December 6, 2023, on CED’s financial assistance, the recipient organizations, and their respective projects.


  • 6 projects supported by CED
  • $1,025,508 in financial contributions from CED
  • $1,172,358 in total investments generated


Recipient Municipality Project objective Main activities funded by CED CED contribution Total project cost

La Corporation du Musée du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean et du site de La Pulperie


The aim of this project is to modernize a tourist attraction.

The main activities include adding an interactive technological experience; deploying a wireless network on the historic heritage site; modernizing and improving outdoor facilities open to the public by installing security cameras and lighting equipment; pruning and felling trees; rebuilding a veranda; and repairing the access road and the associated pedestrian facilities (stairs, walkways, belvedere, asphalting work, etc.)

The Corporation will also acquire two elevating platforms for use with high exhibitions.

The CED funding targets all the project costs.




Ermitage Saint-Antoine


The project involves modernizing the interpretation centre and connecting it to the walking trail.

The main activities will involve upgrading and modernizing the third floor of the interpretation centre.

The CED funding targets all the project costs.




Destination Lac-Saint-Jean


The goal of the project is to create a tourist route that will enhance the experience for travellers, encourage them to stay longer, provide them with as much content as possible about the destination by means of a facilitation strategy, and optimize the destination’s visibility to increase the economic benefits for the region.

The main activities target the preparatory phase prior to the official opening of the “Tour du lac Saint-Jean” tourist route.

CED’s contribution primarily covers the following costs: professional fees for the development of a communication plan and graphic elements; costs associated with the creation of photo and video content; the cost of preparing and deploying a digital assistant; and administrative costs.




Aventure Plume blanche inc.

(9210-7465 Québec inc.)


The goal of this project is to modernize an Indigenous tourism attraction.

The main activities include renovating reception and accommodation infrastructure and purchasing equipment and furniture to enhance service delivery.

The CED funding targets all the project costs.





Corporation du moulin des pionniers de La Doré inc.

La Doré

The project involves the digitization of a tourist attraction.

The main activities include setting up virtual avatars so that visitors take a complete tour of the heritage facilities without the need for a guide.

CED’s contribution covers IT equipment design/development and acquisition costs.




Club d'astronomie Les Boréalides du Lac-Saint-Jean Ouest


The project aims to enhance a micro-destination.

The main activities include carrying out a new development and interpretation plan that will incorporate digital equipment.

CED’s funding targets all the project costs, including professional fees and the acquisition of digital equipment.





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