Heritage statuses

Municipal level

The historical status of Arvida was consecrated through the Cultural Heritage Act by the recognition of immovables and sites. These are as follows:

Heritage immovables

  • 1999 - The Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus Church;
  • 2005 - Aluminum bridge;
  • 2013 - The old Arvida Market.

Heritage sites

  • 2001 - Arvida institutional core
  • 2006 - Saint-Jacques church
  • 2006 - Saint-Mathias church
  • 2010 - The City built in 135 days
  • 2010 - Saguenay Manor area
  • 2010 - Neilson Street area
  • 2017 - Downtown Arvida area

 Heritage statuses granted by the City of Saguenay

Niveau provincial

Following the application submitted by the city of Saguenay and under the provisions of the Cultural Heritage Act, the Ministry of Culture and Communications has formally recommended the declaration of the heritage site of Arvida by the government. Arvida will thus become the thirteenth declared heritage site in all of Quebec.

Heritage site nominated

Niveau national

In June 2012, following the recommendation to that effect by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, the Ministry of Environment has designated the National Historic Site of Arvida.

Heritage statuses granted by the Government of Canada 


Niveau international

In January 2017, with the support of local communities along with its partners, the city of Saguenay has submitted the application of Arvida for Canada's tentative list for World Heritage Sites.

Consult the Cultural Heritage Register of Québec to learn more

  Official City of Saguenay website