Private Recreational Dock Construction - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which involves the construction of the private dock and will consist of the removal of the existing landings and walkways within the upland area. The existing upper stairway will remain to provide access to a new upper landing platform that connects with stairs to a lower landing platform within the licensed waterlot area. Connected to the lower platform will be an actuating gangway that connects to a float supported by four piles, each having four pile stops to prevent the float from settling on the seabed during low tides. Floatation for the dock will be of foam material encased in plastic with float stops on supporting pilings providing clearance from the seabed. The ramp and dock will be prefabricated off-site and then the components including the piles will be floated to the site by barge and installed using a marine crane.

Latest update

October 11, 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.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - October 1, 2022


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

    • Limekiln Cove, Esquimalt Harbour (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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