Vopak Pacific Canada

Vopak Development Canada Inc. (Vopak) is proposing to construct and operate the Vopak Pacific Canada Project (the Project), a new bulk liquids tank storage facility in Prince Rupert, BC. The Project will provide berthing and loading facilities for bulk liquid cargo that will be received via the existing rail loop on Ridley Island. The Project is proposed to be located on Ridley Island within the lands and waters under the federal jurisdiction of the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA). The Project will store Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (e.g., propane), Clean Petroleum Products (CPP) (e.g., diesel and/or gasoline), and methanol on behalf of Vopak's customers. Vopak will build the Project and manage the day-to-day operations of the bulk liquids tank storage facility. All products will be transported from various locations across Western Canada to the Project via the existing Canadian National Railway (CN) line. Customers of Vopak will schedule the transportation of the products to the facility and will ship the products from the Project's jetty to international markets

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is conducting an environmental effects evaluation of the Project under section 82 of the Impact Assessment Act. An environmental effects evaluation for the Project is also being carried out under section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA 2012) by the PRPA and Transport Canada, and an environmental assessment by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office has been ongoing since 2018. ECCC is coordinating its review with the ongoing section 67 and provincial assessments.

Additional information about the Project can be viewed on the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office's Project Information Center website: EPIC (gov.bc.ca)


Latest update

ECCC intends to make a determination on whether carrying out of the Project is likely to result in significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, ECCC is inviting public comments until August 6, 2021. Extensive public consultation has already been conducted for the Project through the federal section 67 review by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Transport Canada and through the provincial environmental assessment (see Vopak’s Third Consultation Report here). ECCC will not be revisiting comments that have already been considered or raised in these previous public engagement periods; however, these comments will be considered in ECCC’s determination.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
3 Notice of Determination - Vopak Pacific Canada - November 10, 2022
2 Public comments invited on intent to make a determination - July 6, 2021
1 Vopak Pacific Canada Project Review - Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Participation as a Federal Authority PDF (288 KB) June 7, 2021

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Environment and Climate Change Canada
Denise Falconer, Environmental Assessment Officer
401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3R2
Email: Denise.Falconer@ec.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Ridley Island (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Vopak Development Inc. Canada
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • 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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