Canadian Coast Guard Queen Charlotte Strait Navigation Aids Rebuild and Helicopter Landing Pad Installation

The Canadian Coast Guard identifies locations where aids to navigation are required to be constructed or modified to better provide their service and to improve the safety to those who maintain them. The Project aligns with the Canadian Coast Guard and Federal Infrastructure Initiative's goal of providing safe, economical, and efficient services for marine navigation and is critical for Canadian Coast Guard's mandate of providing safe and accessible waterways.

 

The Canadian Coast Guard is proposing to rebuild and/or upgrade 39 Navigational Aids in the Queen Charlotte Strait. Helicopter landing pads are also proposed for three of these sites. Four of the sites can only be accessed via helicopter and three of them do not currently have a helicopter landing pad resulting in staff completing dangerous hover exits with heavy equipment often several hundred meters away from the aid. Canadian Coast Guard proposes to build helicopter pads at the three sites where hover exits are required.

The work will include the removal and demolition of the current structure and concrete base, pouring of a new concrete base or encapsulation of the existing concrete base and installation of a new fall compliant tower and components. The helicopter landing pads will either be poured concrete pads or prefabricated aluminum pads on concrete footings. There are several navigational aids on this list that only require removal of the existing Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic tower with a new aluminum lattice tower, ladder and signboards.  A temporary aid will be installed adjacent to the aids being replaced so that there is no impedance to navigation while the aid is being rebuilt.

Work will be completed at 35 of the aids via tug and barge. The barge will function as the project's work platform and for containment of equipment, material and any wastes. All wastes will be removed from the work site and disposed of at a licensed facility. 4 of the sites will be accessed via helicopter and supplies will be long line helicoptered to site.

Work is planned to start August 6 and end September 15 2021.

 

LL

Name

Latitude (N)

Longitude (W)

Work

544.00

Boat Bay

50.5195

-126.578278

Rebuild

544.40

Cracroft Point

50.54981

-126.678806

Tower swap

544.60

Parson Island

50.57519

-126.683306

Rebuild

545.00

Blinkhorn

50.54375

-126.782528

Rebuild

546.00

Lewis Point

50.55181

-126.854278

Rebuild

548.00

Alert Bay Breakwater

50.58981

-126.932944

Rebuild

549.00

Nimpkish Bank

50.578605

-126.947987

Tower Swap

549.20

Yellow Bluff Sector

50.586981

-126.950975

Maintenance

550.20

Haddington Reefs Pier

50.60764

-127.010417

Tower Swap

550.50

Haddington Island

50.60503

-127.021222

Rebuild

550.80

Haddington Island South

50.5985

-127.024833

Rebuild

550.90

Broad Point West (Hyde Creek) Sector

50.58283

-127.023444

Tower Swap

551.50

Port Mcneil Breakwater

50.593557

-127.088199

Rebuild

555.80

Lizard Point

50.67133

-126.894889

Tower Swap

556.00

Wedge Island

50.63467

-126.722389

Rebuild

558.00

Duff Islet

50.75661

-126.723222

Rebuild

559.00

James Point

50.83847

-126.978333

Rebuild

559.50

Numas Island

50.76536

-127.071556

Rebuild

560.00

Surgeon Islets

50.89192

-126.872167

Rebuild

561.00

Jeannette Islands

50.921219

-127.414139

Rebuild

562.00

Harris Island 

51.00022

-127.564194

Rebuild, helipad

564.00

Hardy Bay (Port Hardy Outer)

50.729808

-127.483129

Tower Swap

565.00

Hardy Bay Inner

50.718426

-127.483012

Tower Swap

565.20

Hardy Bay Inner No. 2

50.717189

-127.480764

Tower Swap

566.00

Port Hardy Boat Basin North

50.714203

-127.488493

Rebuild

566.10

Port Hardy Boat Basin South

50.713057

-127.488187

Rebuild

567.00

Noble Islets

50.82131

-127.593306

Maintenance

568.00

Doyle Island

50.80539

-127.460639

Rebuild

569.00

Crane Islands

50.84219

-127.52375

Maintenance

569.30

Tribune Rock

50.85764

-127.566361

Rebuild

572.00

Dillon Rock

50.85669

-127.858667

Tower Swap

573.00

Godkin Poiint

-127.93

50.8956

Rebuild, helipad

574.00

Nahwitti Point

50.90494

-127.985389

Tower Swap

576.00

Pine Island

50.97561

-127.727972

Tower Swap

577.00

McEwan Rock

51.05878

-127.631722

Rebuild, helipad

5351.00

Haddington Island West Daybeacon

50.60233

-127.028222

Rebuild

5352.00

Cormorant Rock Beacon

50.71038

-127.417389

Rebuild

5354.00

Eno Islet Daybeacon

51.025509

-127.523417

Tower Swap

5355.00

City Point Daybeacon

51.034821

-127.519917

Rebuild


Disclaimer

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.

 

Latest update

July 21, 2021 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Canadian Coast Guard is considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. .

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Contacts

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
Email: andrew.wight@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Queen Charlotte Strait (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2021-08-06
  • Proponent

    Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    81720

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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