Bayfield Harbour - North and South Pier Minor Works and Shore Protection

Bayfield Harbour is located on the east shore of Lake Huron, approximately 30 km north of Grand Bend, Ontario. The harbour includes both public and private berthing (over 500 berths in total), as well as two walking piers. Recent high water and storms have damaged the steel curb rail on the north pier and eroded portions of the shore on the south pier/beach. In addition, the north pier, west of the channel entrance, is unprotected and showing signs of deterioration.

Accordingly, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is planning to undertake minor repair work and shore protection on the north and south piers (outer). The work includes:

North Pier:

  • Removal and disposal of existing damaged steel curb rail and pile cap (portion of existing).
  • Installation of new steel curb rail, anchored into existing concrete deck
  • Placement of armour stone along the pier (north side of channel, west of the entrance to ensure stability of the existing structure (July 5, 2021: Removed from scope of project)

South Pier:

  • Pumping high slump concrete below existing concrete deck (in eroded area).
  • Placement of armour stone in the repaired area to protect the structure and shoreline from future erosion.


Latest update

July 5, 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

    • Bayfield 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


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