Trans Mountain Fibre Gaps Project

This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.
Trans Mountain plans to install a fibre optic cable alongside the existing 36-inch oil pipeline through Jasper National Park to improve Trans Mountain's ability to monitor for leaks and integrity risks to the pipeline. This monitoring method was a component of Trans Mountain's leak detection plans submitted to the Canada Energy Regulator for the Trans Mountain Expansion project. The cable will be installed underground, primarily within the existing pipeline right-of-way, although deviations at river, rail or road crossings or unsafe terrain may be required. In addition to leak detection technology, the fibre optic cable will have excess capacity for a third party telecommunications provider to utilize to enhance telecommunications services in Alberta and BC, in particular rural and underserved communities. Infrastructure to support the telecommunications network will be the subject of a separate submission by the third party telecommunications provider.

Latest update

November 6, 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 October 7 to November 6, 2021 - October 7, 2021


Jasper National Park
Box 10
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0
Telephone: 780-852-6141

  • Location

    • Jasper National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Trans Mountain
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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