Seaspan Ship Load-out Gravel Bed and Shoreline Protection

Seaspan proposes to construct a ship load-out gravel bed in Burrard inlet adjacent to their facility located at 10 Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver. The gravel bed (7,500 square metres) is proposed in order to launch newly constructed Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy vessels. Seaspan also proposes to install slope protection using rip-rap (1,500 square metres) as part of a proposed infill of the east basin at the site. The project will require marine habitat offsetting under a Fisheries Act Authorization. The proposed marine habitat is designed to enhance kelp and juvenile salmonid habitat at the estuary of MacKay Creek. The project construction phase is proposed for August 2021 to March 2022. All marine construction works will take place during the fisheries least risk window for Burrard Inlet.

The works and activities on federal lands are part of a broader project that also includes an infill of the east basin at the site. Those works are within District of North Vancouver lands and waters and are outside of the scope of this review.

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Notice of Determination

Seaspan ULC facility in North Vancouver, B.C. –September 29, 2020– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Load-out Gravel Bed and Shoreline Protection project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects..



Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • North Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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