Wendake Lumina

Wendake Lumina is an immersive and multimedia path in nature inspired by Wendat myths and cultural symbols. With a length of 1.2 km and a duration of 50 minutes, the site will be opened to the public at dusk for 9 months per year. The path will be located in the boisé Rémi and accessed via the parking lot of the Wendake Sports Complex. The existing parking lot will be expanded to include a total of 250 spaces. The reception and ticketing will be located in a new pavilion built on site. Approximately 7 electrical control shelters  and WI-FI access points will be installed to illuminate the trail and project the multimedia content.

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Notice of Determination

Québec – June 13, 2022 Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Onhwa’ Lumina (Wendake Lumina) is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • ensure that construction site vehicles are in good working order to limit air and noise emissions;
  • do not allow unnecessary idling of construction vehicles;
  • ensure proper functioning of the machinery's reversing warning devices to reduce the risk of accidents;
  • favor equipment (brushcutters, chainsaw, etc.) using biodegradable vegetable oil as a lubricant;
  • use a water-based dust suppressant on temporary access roads to limit the emission of dust particles when work site vehicles pass by;
  • install adequate road signs to inform motorists of the presence of a truck crossing;
  • limit intensive construction activities before 7:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m.;
  • provide an oil spill emergency kit at all times at machinery storage and refuelling areas;
  • establish an oil spill alert structure and post it clearly on the work site;
  • cover the ground with a geomembrane in areas designated for the storage of materials and hydrocarbons;
  • do not accumulate waste in the open air, but place it in containers with lids;
  • place drums and containers containing hydrocarbons or other hazardous products in a bin or between berms that can collect 125% of the volume of the stored reserves;
  • ensure that the bins are present in sufficient number for the volume of waste produced and install them in the appropriate places;
  • ensure that garbage bins and chemical toilets are cleaned at an adequate frequency to avoid overflows;
  • minimize deforestation and land clearing at the site of the planned work;
  • prior to work, clearly identify deforestation limits;
  • avoid deforestation between April 30 and August 31 to protect migratory bird nesting. If unavoidable, check for nests in trees at all times;
  • keep machinery away from water bodies, watercourses and wetlands;
  • plan the concept to allow avoidance and conservation of existing wetlands and to minimize encroachments on these environments;
  • when needed, develop a restoration project and/or compensation for the loss of wetlands.
  • identify wetland boundaries using ribbons;
  • develop the surface drainage system to direct runoff towards wetlands. Integrate the drainage of the trails and artistic areas with natural drainage;
  • do not cross watercourses with vehicles, even if they are dry. Instead, install a temporary structure to cross them with the machinery;
  • ensure proper sizing of culverts where the trail crosses waterways and apply recommended guidelines;
  • avoid working during heavy rainfall which could generate significant flow in intermittent streams;
  • naturalize bare surfaces near intermittent streams to protect soil surfaces from erosion and gully;
  • sound and lights should be directed to the trails, in order to limit impacts on nearby lots;
  • conduct regular noise and light monitoring within the site boundaries and in the vicinity of sensitive receptors;
  • provide liaison between the public and project officials to address potential noise et lights  issues;
  • adapt the show to take into account the inputs collected by the population and to mitigate the impact of the project on the residents;
  • completely close all light sources at the end of the show to limit potentially negative effects on wildlife.

    Indigenous Services Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

    Therefore, Indigenous Services Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Environmental Advisor (Québec)
Indigenous Services Canada
320 Saint-Joseph St. East, Suite 400
Québec, Quebec G1K 9J2
Email: aadnc.qcevalenvenvassessqc.aandc@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Wendake (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Tourism Wendake & Huron-Wendat Museum
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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