Industrial Parks

With 5 industrial parks that are connected to marine, road, air and railway installations that meet the needs of the 21st century, Saguenay offers entrepreneurs and investors a complete range of general and specialized services, in addition to diversified skills.

Industrial Parks

Saguenay has five industrial parks spread across its territory. They are connected to the following transportation installations:

Road network
  • Highway 70, which connects Lac-Saint-Jean to Saguenay;
  • Highway 70 also grants access to a 4 lane divided highway (175) that connects Saguenay to Québec and the national network
  • Route 175 from Québec; Route 172 from the North Shore; Routes 170 and 381 from the Charlevoix region; Route 155 from La Tuque; Route 167 from Chibougamau.
Rail network
  • The Canadian National (CN) network crosses through 3 of the industrial parks. The Nolitrex company ensures the transshipment of goods.
Airline network
  • The Aéroport Saguenay-Bagotville offers scheduled flights to Montréal and the North Shore and is located in the middle of the city between the districts of Chicoutimi and La Baie. In addition, many chartered flights transport workers and cargo to their worksite in the northern regions. It's the most active regional airport in Canada in terms of sunny destinations.
Maritime network
  • The sea terminal in Grande-Anse is connected by a railway to serve the North-American network in the dist. of La Baie. Designated an industrial-port area by the Gouvernement du Québec.
  • Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) harbour installations in the dist. of La Baie.

Land available in proximity to all services

Investors and entrepreneurs planning to establish or expand in Saguenay's industrial parks, have access to a wide range of land options connected to all services or in proximity. A wide variety of comprehensive services are available to meet the most demanding standards in terms of the environment and safety.

Natural gas
Aqueduct and sewers
High speed internet
Public transportation

 You require more information or are looking to acquire land?

Contact Mr. Claude Bouchard, Industrial Development & Corporate Affairs Director
418-698-3157 ext. 6012

Harbour facilities

Located in the district of La Baie, the Grande-Anse sea terminal was initially a port that accommodated almost exclusively products in connection with the wood industry. However, this vocation has evolved over the last few years because of accelerated economic development in the city of Saguenay.

In addition, the Grande-Anse terminal, now designated as an industrial-port zone by the Gouvernement du Québec, also represents strategic access for the Plan Nord. The site is located far from residential zones, has much available land and accessible services, make it a location of choice for economic development. Although versatile in its use, traffic is mainly oriented towards bulk shipments in terms of mining and heavy industry.

The Grande-Anse port in summary:

Worked tonnage
  • Anodes
  • Refractory bricks
  • Fluorspar
  • Kaolin
  • Industrial parts
  • Coal
  • Liquid pitch
Standards and accreditations ISPS
  • Accessible by sea 365 days per year
  • Accessible by road via Autoroute 70 and Route 175 with a four lane divided highway (Réserve Faunique des Laurentides).
  • Point of convergence for heavy transportation from Northern Québec via Route 172, the Chibougamau area via Route 169 and the La Tuque region via Route 155.
  • Connected to the North-American rail network via the railway service
  • 20 km from the Aéroport Saguenay-Bagotville

Rio Tinto facilities

Rio Tinto is one of the largest aluminium producers in the world. This multinational company has been established for nearly a century in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Its presence is particularly strong in Saguenay where it has perfectly integrated harbour and railway infrastructures.

Rio Tinto facilities in summary:

Raw materials transported · Bauxite
· Alumina
· Raw coke
· Sodium hydroxide
· Calcinated coke
Installations served by the Roberval-Saguenay railroad, property of Rio Tinto (11 locomotives along 142 km of railway) · Vaudreuil
· Arvida
· Grande-Baie
· Laterrière
· Alma

Aeronautics industrial park

Aeronautics industrial park

New installations of the Saguenay aeronautics industrial park are located in the airport site of the Aéroport Saguenay-Bagotville. The Bagotville (CYBG) civil portion of the aerodrome is operated by Promotion Saguenay and is adjacent to the CFB Bagotville of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). This proximity grants undeniable assets in terms of air control, safety and access to first rate infrastructures. Two 6,000 and 10,000-foot intersecting tracks can accommodate all types of aircraft, including nearly the entire range of large carriers.

Business opportunities

The new aeronautics industrial park is currently under development and will extend over a surface of 30 hectares; it will become the Centre of excellence in aeronautics. Many services and infrastructures that support the development of this industry are already in place. Certain sections of land (available now) have access to the airstrips via the civil tarmac.

Many investments and achievements were made:

  • A new main access road to the airport for better accessibility to the airport installations and land in the aeronautics industrial park;
  • Construction of a booster station and water tank enabling fire protection optimization for all future buildings of the aeronautics industrial park;
  • Establishment of fibre optics and installation of a wide band service in regards to new telecommunications technologies and information management;
  • Expansion of the parking lot that now includes 513 sites;
  • Expansion of the tarmac that now extends over a surface of 28,650 square meters, almost triple the initial size;
  • Development of a structured development plan (LUP - land use plan).
  • Construction of a hangar approximately 10,000 square feet along the civil tarmac
  • Construction of a 3-floor office building directly on the edge of the civil tarmac that shelters a FBO (fixed-base operator).

Other projects in the works:

  • Expansion and redevelopment of the airport terminal. This project is essential to adequately respond to the growing number of passengers, to allow for one-time clearance of chartered flights from any country in the world and to better meet the needs of carriers;
  • Development of the aeronautics industrial park taxiway on the "air" side, allowing the much of the park's land to be connected to the aerodrome's civil tarmac.
  • Construction of a nearly 45,000 sq. ft. hangar along the edge of the civil tarmac, enabling companies specialized in aeronautics and aircraft maintenance to establish there.