Join your voice to those of SNAP Québec, Environnement Côte-nord and the Lake Walker National Park Coalition members to ask Québec’s premier to make all necessary efforts to create rapidly a national park.
For more than 15 years, various actors have rallied in favour of protecting and promoting this natural and geological treasure asking for the creation of a national park. Studies undertaken by the government of Québec itself have confirmed the relevance of attributing such a status to this territory, but the process was suspended in 2020.
Yet, reactivating the studies and consultations to complete this project would allow:
- Achieving real protection of these ecosystems and landscapes by prohibiting industrial activities (forestry and mining)
- Developing this site to its full potential for recreational tourism
- Maintaining of fishing activities and promotion of natural and cultural heritage
- A sustainable economic diversification for Port-Cartier, Sept-Îles, Uashat mak Mani-Utenam and Côte-Nord
Being the deepest lake in Québec, this iconic portion of the boreal forest is truly exceptional thanks to its high cliffs, rivers, waterfalls, and breathtaking scenery. Located within the Nitassinan of the Uashat mak Mani-Utenam Innu community, this territory holds a biocultural heritage going back to a time immemorial. Inhabitants from Port-Cartier and Côte-Nord have also visited the Lake Walker area since the beginning of permanent settlement and industrial development in the region. A national park would help to protect this unique heritage.