Reconstruction of the boat launching ramp - Paspebiac Fishing Harbour, Gaspe

Built in 1993, the boat launch of Paspebiac is made of prefabricated concrete slabs on a granular foundation. Due to the increase in boat size and draft since its construction, the base of the ramp and the adjacent basin are no longer deep enough to accommodate the boats during medium and low tides, making the ramp unusable daily. The ramp is no longer functional due to a lack of water at the approach to the ramp. 

The reconstruction of the boat launch at the Paspébiac Fishing Harbour should begin by the end of summer 2022 and includes but is not limited to: 
- Partial demolition of riprap protections, existing boat ramp, and recovery of modular slabs and aggregate;
- Dredging to provide safe water depths for ramp access and maneuvering to utilize the new berthing pier;
- The construction of a temporary cofferdam to carry out the work.
- The supply of all-round and granular materials, grading and compaction work for the base of the ramp;
- The supply of prefabricated concrete slabs for the construction of the new launching ramp;
- The construction of a treated wood docking bay and its access sidewalk with recycled plastic abutments and treated wood span, all adjacent to the boat launch;
- The supply of stone for the construction/repair of the riprap protection;
- Electrical work to restore the electrical components affected by the work.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Latest update

May 4, 2022 - Transport Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
(DFO-SCH) intend to determine whether this project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


To assist it in this process, DFO-SCH and TC invites the public to submit any comments on this matter.



Small Craft Harbours - Quebec Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

  • Location

    • Paspebiac Fishing Harbour (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours - Quebec Region
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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