Repairs and Upgrades for Albert Head Float - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which involves the design and repairs to the Albert Head Float. The plan is to replace the existing floats, piles and gangway with a new concrete float, pile-supported walkway and gangway. The new float and gangway will be oriented to the east and further from shore to provide increased water depth required for the structure. The new float and walkway will require approximately 16 piles to be installed.

To support the design, the design consultant will complete a geotechnical investigation. Borehole samples will be collected near the proposed locations for the new piles (approximately 6 locations). The depth of drilling is estimated to be 15 meters below the mudline or until bedrock is encountered. The boreholes will be up to 150 millimeters in diameter.

Latest update

March 16, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence 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.



Becky MacInnis
Department of National Defence
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 7N2

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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