A Marina on the Kebaowek Territory Coming Soon
As of next June, the marina built by Kebaowek First Nation, an Algonquin community in the south of Temiscamingue, will be open for you to discover, as announced with great pride by local economic development officer, Mr. Justin Roy.
Kebaowek Marina will be one of the new discoveries for the summer of 2021. This brand-new marina will accommodate 52 boats, as well as offer a gas station, a restaurant, a convenience store, 200 feet of riverside promenade, a swimming area, a boat-cleaning station, a small stage for performers and/or to provide public access for those who are curious about the location, and many small booths for rent daily, weekly, or monthly, for community artisans to display their ancestral know-how.
The marina will have a camera service, a safety barrier, and there will be an increase in parking spaces around the marina to ensure the best access possible for visitors.
More than just a marina
The project will be more than a marina. Within five years, the tourism development plan includes the construction of a cultural centre and a camping facility with accommodation units that are typically Algonquin. These additions will allow visitors to spend more than one day in discovering the Kebaowek community and its surrounding tourist attractions, offering a comprehensive cultural experience within the Indigenous community.
The Kebaowek community will certainly be advantaged by the clientele of Opémican Park, constituting a complementary tourism offer to theirs.
Advantages of this important marina project for the community
Kebaowek community economic development officer Justin Roy explains that this wonderful marina will provide an increase in tourism for the community which will be greatly beneficial for the local economy. This project will also contribute to regional economic development and allow non-Indigenous people to discover and share with the people of this Indigenous First Nation.
We encourage vacationers to visit this beautiful Quebec region and we wish the Kebaowek community a remarkably busy first summer season!
Further information on the Algonquin community of Kebaowek can be found at kebaowek.ca.
For other community-based initiatives, we invite you to consult our local economic development section.