Prince of Wales Fort Dock Dredging

Since the main access to PWF is by boat, the channel that leads to the boat dock requires dredging approximately after a few years of sediment build-up. The entire channel is located within the inter-tidal zone in the Churchill River estuary. Parks Canada authorized dredging to be completed in 1990-1991, June 1998, July 2001, July 2003, spring 2007 and July 2009. The substrate is sand, gravel and cobble which is continuously resorted and shifted by water and ice. Material removed from the channel has been added to the south breakwater that provides protection to the dock from the south, and to the west. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.


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.


Latest update

August 06, 2021 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site
P.O. Box 127 (1 Mantayo Seepee Meskanow)
Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0
Telephone: 204-675-8863 or 1-888-773-8888
Fax: 204-675-2026

  • Location

    • Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site (Manitoba)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

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