Arivda is declared a heritage site by the Government of Quebec
On November 25, 2018, the Minister of Culture and Communications, Ms. Nathalie Roy, along with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ms. Andrée Laforest, declared Arvida a heritage site, thereby making it one of the 13 heritage sites of Quebec.
On July 5, 2017, the Minister of Culture and Communications, Mr. Luc Fortin, recommended the recognition of Arvida as a heritage site by the Government of Québec, the highest level of heritage recognition and protection across the province.
In 2013, Saguenay had indeed filed a proposal with the Culture and Communications Ministry of Québec for the recognition of Arvida as a heritage site under the Cultural Heritage Act. This legal status involves refined conservation measures which strive to enhance awareness, protection, presentation and transmission of the urban and architectural ensemble, as well as its history, which are of provincial public interest.