Sidney Spit Buoy Upgrades

There are two outcomes sought by this project. The first outcome seeks to increase the number of visitor mooring buoys at Sidney Spit from 14 to 21 in order to provide better quality visitor experience while also protecting critical eelgrass habitat. Buoys are attached by chains to 1m cubed cement gravity anchors set on the ocean floor). This project seeks to return the number of visitor mooring buoys to 21 by installing 4 additional anchors on the ocean floor and adding 7 new buoys to the existing mooring field.


The second portion of the project seeks to improve the existing closure at the Sidney Lagoon by adding regulatory signage and closure notices at the entrance and replacing one special purpose buoy. The Sidney Lagoon is classified as a Zone One- Special Preservation Area and has been closed to the public since 2008. This project seeks to replace one missing special purpose closure buoy at the entrance of the lagoon, and add additional signage to ensure visitors are informed of the lagoon closure.


Latest update

September 25, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
2220 Harbour Road
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6
Telephone: 250-654-4000 or 1-866-944-1744
Fax: 250-654-4014

  • Location

    • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • 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.


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...within 200 kilometres
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