Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point Main Gates Recapitalization

This project includes the recapitalization of the main entry gates to Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point in Metchosin, British Columbia. Entry control is an important aspect of base operations as the first line of defence and mitigating risks associated with the physical security of the base. The Commissionaires buildings currently in use are at the end of their life and need to be replaced. Active Vehicle Barriers, a turnaround for large vehicles that have been denied entry, the addition of road features to impede the velocities of vehicles approaching the gate, remote controlled gates and security camera observations to the two side roads near the entrance also need to be addressed in this project.

Proposed work will include the reconfiguration of existing roadways, the addition of new roadways, provision of vehicle inspection areas, vehicle control features and denial barriers, safety and weather protection for personnel, construction of a new security building, demolition of existing entrance guardhouse, relocation of existing impacted utilities, and inclusion of parking.

Latest update

September 21, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The authorities are considering comments received to help inform their determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - September 1, 2022


Becky MacInnis
Department of National Defence
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 7N2

  • Location

    • CFAD Rocky Point, located in the municipality of Metchosin, BC. (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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