Bella Coola Ferry Terminal Berth Upgrades

This project is for replacement of the existing ferry turning dolphin.  Project Activities include the replacement of existing, deteriorated infrastructure and installation of new components in the marine environment. Project components are as follows:

• Remove existing concrete platform, timber fender wall, and associated steel piles.
• Install four (4) new 1219 mm (48 in) outer diameter steel piles with anodes.
• Relocate existing steel pile dolphin.
• Install new floating concrete turning dolphin.

All deconstruction and construction activities will occur from a barge. Existing piles will be removed by vibro hammer or cut at the mudline if removal by vibro hammer is ineffective. New piles will be installed using a combination of vibro hammer and drop hammer. The new pontoon will be constructed off site and floated in for installation. The Project is anticipated to take approximately six weeks. The final construction methodology will be determined by the Contractor, in consultation with the BC Ferries Representative and Environmental Monitor.


Latest update

August 12, 2022 - The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed.  The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada are considering comments received to inform the determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Small Craft Harbours Pacific Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
David Black, Sr. Project Engineer
400-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-482-3327
Fax: 604-666-7056

  • Location

    • Bella Coola (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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