Lion's Head Harbour Dredging Project - Spring 2021

The Lions Head harbour is located on the west shore of Georgian Bay approximately 50 km southeast of Tobermory. The harbour is an active facility under the administration of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Small Craft Harbours Branch (SCH) and acts as a refuge location for transient boaters during storm events. Frequent storms have resulted in sedimentation build up around the breakwater and into the harbour, impacting access around the harbour. Dredging has periodically been required to maintain a functioning harbour.

Accordingly, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is planning to undertake a small maintenance dredging project in the Lions Head Harbour to maintain safe ingress and egress to the harbour and mooring basin.  

Up to 750 m³ of dredged cobble stone and sand will be dredged from the around the breakwater and the adjacent floating dock. The material will be disposed of off site.


Latest update

March 2, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Small Craft Harbours issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch
Julie Yusek, Project Engineer
867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1A1
Telephone: 905-320-0936

  • Location

    • Lion's Head Harbour (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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