Robin Hood Bay Radar Communications Site

The Canadian Coast Guard is undertaking a project to construct a new Radar Communications Site at the existing Robin Hood Bay MCTS Site. The site is located at the end of Sugar loaf road East end of the St. John's, Newfoundland. The purpose of developing this new radar site includes but is not limited to:

  • Enhancing marine situational awareness for the Coast Guard and other federal partners such as National Defence and Port Authorities;
  • Addressing immediate gaps in radar coverage on Canada's East coast in support of marine safety activities;
  • Enhancing the Coast Guard's ability to identify vessels and to improve the common operating picture in the area;
  • Providing enhanced marine situational awareness for vessels approaching and exiting the St.John's Harbour.

In general, project works are well underway on this site. Radar Installation is Scheduled for December 2021 with Permanent Radar operation scheduled for February 2022.

The scope of the project is to build an approximately 24m radar at the existing CCG facility. Associated equipment will be housed in the existing Robin Hood Bay Communication building. The proposed implementation of the site development is as follows:

  • Fall 2018 – Preliminary Site Investigations:
    • Site survey
    • Site layout drawing
  • Summer & Fall 2019 – Construction Activities
    • Tower construction
  • Fall 2021 – Construction Activities
    • Radar installation

Environmental Assessments were completed in the project areas in 2018 prior to the implementation of the Impact Assessment Act in August of 2019. The purpose of this posting is to comply with CEAA 2012 and Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) Publication CPC-2-0-03.


Latest update

January 20, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Canadian Coast Guard
Andrea Parsons-Oad, Project officer

  • Location

    • Sugar Loaf Road, Robin Hood Bay, St. John's, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • 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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