Canadian Coast Guard Holland Rock Helipad Rebuild

Holland Rock is a site which contains shared infrastructure between Canadian Coast Guard and Environment and Climate Change Canada. The site consists of foundations remaining from a lightstation that burnt down in the 1946, a small concrete building housing electrical equipment and batteries, a marine navigational aid and weather tower and a collapsed wooden helipad on concrete footings.

The Canadian Coast Guard is undertaking a project to construct a new helicopter landing pad at Holland Rock. The current wooden landing pad has collapsed and there is no safe landing spot at the site. They propose to build the new elevated, 18x18 foot, concrete landing pad anchored into the bedrock. A concrete pad will be more durable to with stand the exposure of a high energy environment.

In general, project works are proposed to start in early November or December. Construction period should be just under a week. Canadian Coast Guard employees would fabricate wood formwork, scribed to the bedrock surface and then pour concrete via crane on barge to minimize the distance the concrete travels and eliminate possible wet concrete entering the water.


Latest update

November 06, 2020 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Canadian Coast Guard and Environment and Climate Change Canada are considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. .



Andrew Wight
Maritime and Civil Infrastructure, Canadian Coast Guard
Andrew Wight, Project Engineer
25 Huron Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4V9
Telephone: 250-413-2835

  • Location

    • Holland Rock is located approximately 16 km south of Prince Rupert, BC, in Chatham Sound. (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Canadian Coast Guard Maritime and Civil Infrastructure
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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