Southern Gulf Island Aids to Navigation Rebuild

A condition review of the navigational aids in the Southern Gulf Islands has found that many of the structures are in poor condition, non-compliant to Canadian Coast Guard directives for service, and/or non-compliant to current Canadian standards for safety to the workers who maintain them. The sites are all accessible by small vessel.

The Canadian Coast Guard proposes to refurbish twenty one navigational aids in the Southern Gulf Islands. Of these twenty one aids 3 are located in the Gulf Island National Park. These three sites are subject to review under the Federal Lands Provision of the Impact Assessment Act. The Project will begin in late May and finish by the end of June, with work at the sites within the Gulf Island National Park Reserve starting Beginning of June.

Latest update

May 23 , 2024 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Canadian Coast Guard, Gulf Island National Park Reserve is considering comments received to inform their determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - June 1, 2024
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - The Canadian Coast Guard and Parks Canada - April 23, 2024


Steven Cole
Canadian Coast Guard Marine Civil Infrastructure
Steven Cole, Project Engineer, Marine Civil Infrastructure
25 Huron Steet
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4V9
Telephone: 250-413-2835

  • Location

    • Canoe Rock (British Columbia)
    • Isabella Island (British Columbia)
    • Mandarte Island (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    The Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Parks Canada Agency
  • 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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