Public Notice 

Barnston Island Ferry Terminal Repairs – Public comments invited

January 23, 2024 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Barnston Island Ferry Terminal Repairs, at Port Kells, Surrey are likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by February 21, 2024.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.  For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website. In addition, your contact information may be shared with third parties, e.g., the tenant, other relevant agencies, to help respond to your questions and inform possible mitigations.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Project and Environmental Review
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C 3T4

The proposed project

The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) proposes to carry out repairs to the Barnston Island Ferry Port Kells terminal located on the south bank of Parsons Channel of the Fraser River. Repairs would be made to the end-of-dock and fender float. There will be no increase in the overall footprint of the terminal. The Project consists of the following:

  • Replacement of existing timber decking and respective supporting structure over a 3.2 metre by 4.2 metre area.
  • Replacement of 5 existing timber piles with 610 millimeter diameter steel pipe piles in same location.
  • Installation of nine timber stringers that span from original end of dock location to current end of dock location.
  • Installation of a new steel box beam pile cap and connections between box beam and steel piles and box beam to new timber stringers.
  • Installation of grout between steel box beam pile cap and steel pipe piles.
  • Installation of five 150 mm x 305 mm timbers at the end face of the end of dock repairs. 
  • Replacement of two berthing pontoons with two new 12.6 metre by 3.6 metre pontoons of steel construction.
  • Installation of four 762 millimeter diameter steel pipe piles (within 5 m of existing piles)
  • Installation of two 356 millimeter diameter steel pipe piles.
  • Installation of timber log debris boom
  • Removal of two 762 millimeter diameter steel pipe piles and one 914 mm diameter steel pipe piles.
  • Removal of existing timber float.
  • Removal of existing fender logs and one existing sunken steel fender float.
  • Relocation of existing timber fender float.




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