Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site Liner Installation and Contaminated Site Clean-up

A loader and excavator have been staged at the Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site to service site requirements such as dock dredging, lifting material onto the fort walls, excavation work and other project work as required. The equipment is older equipment that is serviced each year to bring it to operational status and to drain fluids at the end of each operating season. Over time this equipment has leaked fluids and lubricants. In 2020 Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments were conducted to determine the nature of the contamination in the sand, gravel and cobble soil. It was determined that approximately 82.5 m3 of contaminated soil may need to be removed for remediation or storage at a licensed facility, with Thompson, Manitoba being the closest such facility. In conjunction with the remediation work, an adjacent location has been identified to install a containment liner where the equipment will be staged in the future. Additional steps will be taken to minimize the potential of future spills.
This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

September 22, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from August 23 to September 22, 2021 - August 23, 2021


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

    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
    • Remediation and conservation
    • Soil management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • 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.

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