Canadian Coast Guard Victoria Base Wharf Refurbishment

This project involves refurbishing a section of the wharf at the Canadian Coast Guard Base, located in Victoria, BC. The wharf is located on the seaward side of the base, and is approximately 240m in length. It is critical to the daily operations of the Canadian Coast Guard in this region. It has been noted that sections of the concrete wharf are cracking and in need of repairs.  The proposed construction involves the removal and installation of several component between bents 13 and 15 on the wharf. This includes replacing the concrete deck and double tees, the lock block abutments and the retaining wall, as well repairs to the piles. The removal and installation of the concrete decking and other components will be done using a crane. There will be some excavation work in order to repair the lock block abutment and retaining wall, and this will require an excavator or a similar type of equipment. The construction footprint will be very minimal as it is a like for like replacement of many of the existing members. Most of the construction will occur on sections of the wharf that are sitting above the water. There will be some work done on in-water structures, such as the piles. This work will be done during low-tide to minimize the impact on the surrounding aquatic environment.

Latest update

June 11, 2020 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.  .



Real Property Technical Services Pacific Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Michael Liang
Telephone: 604-666-6491
Fax: 604-666-4725

  • Location

    • The Victoria Coast Guard Base in James Bay, Victoria, British Columbia. The base is situated 2km from downtown Victoria, and lies on the edge of the Victoria's inner harbour, which eventually funnels out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada-Real Property Safety and Security, Real Property & Technical Support
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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