Vernon Rifle Range Geotechnical Investigation

A contractor will be hired to excavate/drill an estimated 3 boreholes and 4 test pits in order to conduct a geotechnical review to inform potential future rifle range development. An access road (roughly estimated at 200m2 in length) will need to be developed to drill boreholes, and landings at each borehole site that are 6 x 6 metres in size. Current exact locations are unknown and there may be more added with additional mitigation measures identified in site specific planning. Tet pits are expected to be no deeper than 5 metres (likely 1-2 m wide x 4m long); test pits will be backfilled with excavated native material. Boreholes (15-50 m in depth) will be decommissioned as per British Columbia Groundwater Regulations where piezometers are not installed. The project will take place between March-May 2020.

Latest update

Notice of Determination
April 21, 2020— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Officer Commanding Real Property Operations Unit (Pacific) Detachment Chilliwack
Department of National Defence
Ward Trythall, Major, Officer Commanding Real Property Operations Unit (Pacific) Detachment Chilliwack
5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 5P2

  • Location

    • Vernon Rifle Range (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • 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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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