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Gros Cacouna

Port activities
Although lumber is the main product shipped through the facility, the port also handles locally produced paper and general goods (powdered milk, sod, salt), the latter contributing substantially to the volume of products handled.
The quality and efficiency of the labour force is commonly acknowledged to be a key factor in the port's competitiveness.

Secondary role(s) of facilities
The creation of the Port of Gros Cacouna enabled the creation of wetlands that promote bird life and therefore constitute a choice bird-watching area.

Depth: 10.2 m
Width: 170 m

Marine references

  • Lat. 47o55'42" N
  • Long. 69o30'52" W
  • Nautical charts: nos. 1234, 1235
  • Tidal range (mean water level): 6.0 m (1)
  • Height of wharf deck: 7,6 m (1)

Storage capacity

Interior: 2,471.8 m2 (14,830 m3)

  • 816 m2 for short-term storage
  • 1,655.8 m2 for long-term storage

Exterior: 251,569.0 m2

  • 94,722.0 m2 around commercial wharf
  • 156,847.0 m2 set back from commercial wharf

Other facilities (2)

  • Private shed owned by Terminaux portuaires du Québec (Storage capacity of 870 m2)
  • Ciment Québec Inc. storage silos

Other nearby marine facilities

  • Rivière-du-Loup ferry wharf, 10 km West
  • Rimouski wharf, approximately 90 km East

Navigation features

  • Accessible year-round (occasional need for an icebreaker)
  • Well-protected harbour
  • Pilotage compulsory

Other modes of transportation

  • Highway 20, Highway 132 and Highway 185 (nearby) towards Cabano
  • Railway less than 10 km away

Manoeuvring area on wharf
Available width: 30 m between shed and docking face

Available services

  • Drinking water
  • Fuel
  • Stevedoring
  • Serviced trailer park for companies
  • Office space for rent

(1) Based on chart datum

(2) Privately owned or other facilities not under the juridiction of Transport Canada but located within the limits of the port or terminal.

  Physical parameters of facilities

Berth number12
Length of berth(s) 141.0 m 141.0 m
Depth of berth(s) * 10.2 m 10.2 m
Bearing capacity of loading area *** - -

Communicate with the port/wharf warden:

Louis D'Amours

Office: 418-867-1784
Fax: 418-867-4632



* These depths may vary and are only provided as an order of magnitude. They are subject to change and are not to be used for navigational purposes. Mariners should rather consult nautical charts and NOTSHIPs.

** Note
The information contained in this technical description may be inaccurate as a result of changes that have taken place by the time this document is consulted or as a result of legislative or regulatory changes. This information is provided only as a guide and the Government of Canada is not in any way responsible for its accuracy.

*** For more information on the berths' bearing capacities, please contact the port official.