Simpson River Pit Toilet Installation

Parks Canada is proposing to install a 2-hole concrete construction-style accessible, inclusive privy at the Simpson River trail head. The privy is to be installed to improve visitor experience for meeting basic needs for sanitary washroom facilities, and reduce ecological damages created due to the lack of sanitary facilities at this site. Construction area zone is 50 square meters, approximately 7 m3 of material will be excavated and is located less than 50 meters away from the nearest watercourse (Kootenay River).

Latest update

July 27, 2022 – 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 June 27 to July 27, 2022 - June 27, 2022


Banff National Park
Telephone: 403-497-4765

  • Location

    • Kootenay National Park of Canada (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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