Lennard Island Lightstation Fuel Tank Removal and Replacement

DFO and CCG are undertaking a project to replace the existing diesel fuel tanks at the Lennard Island Lightstation. Lennard Island is situated on the southwest side of the entrance to the Templar Channel, which leads four miles north to Clayoquot Sound and the town of Tofino. The site is under the jurisdiction of DFO and CCG, and as such, is on federal land.  DFO and CCG require the replacement of four 9,465L diesel fuel tanks at the site with five 5,000L diesel fuel tanks, in addition to the replacement of the piping and fittings connecting the tanks to each other and within the engine building. The existing fuel tanks were installed in 2003, and have reached the end of their serviceable life.

The project works do not require any ground disturbance as the existing foundation for the fuel tanks will remain intact. Five new 5,000L diesel fuel tanks will be slung in to the Site with a helicopter from Amphitrite Point. The helicopter will also be used to remove the existing tanks, to be loaded onto a sling and transported to Amphitrite Point for proper disposal. Once the new tanks have been placed, the existing piping and fittings will be replaced with new stainless steel pipes and a variety of adaptable fittings. Work is anticipated to take 28 days to complete with a crew of three to four workers.

Latest update

September 30, 2021 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. DFO and CCG are considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region
Emily Sapsford, Project Engineer
200 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 250-217-0323
Email: Emily.Sapsford@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Lennard Island Lightstation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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