Connected Coast Fibre-Optic Cable Installation Project

The Connected Coast Fibre-Optic Cable Installation Project entails the installation of a subsea fibre-optic cable network commencing at Ridley Island, near Prince Rupert, BC and extending to Lax Kw'alaams, BC, with three additional landing sites en route. This fibre network will improve the access, capacity, affordability, and reliability of Internet and other telecom services for residents in rural and remote communities.

The Project includes four landing sites and transects offshore, subtidal, and intertidal areas located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Prince Rupert Port Authority: Ridley Island Interconnect, Prince Rupert South Interconnect, Dodge Cove, and Metlakatla.

Latest update

November 03, 2021 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
4 Connected Coast Fibre Optic Cable Installation - November 3, 2021
2 Connected Coast Fibre-Optic Cable Installation Project - August 25, 2021
1 Connected Coast Fibre-Optic Cable Installation Project - July 23, 2021


Prince Rupert Port Authority
Environmental Planning and Compliance
200 - 215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2

Transport Canada
Impact Assessment Pacific Region
820 - 800 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2J8

  • Location

    • Ridley Island (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Connected Coast Partnership
  • Authorities

    • Prince Rupert Port Authority
    • Transport 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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