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Castle Project

Teck Coal Limited is proposing to expand its existing Fording River Operations, a metallurgical coal mine located approximately 29 kilometres north of Elkford, British Columbia. As proposed, the Castle Project would increase the area of mining operations by less than 50 percent while keeping the coal production capacity at 10 million tonnes of coal per year. The Castle Project is expected to supply all coal for the Fording River Operations by the early 2030s.


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.


Latest update

August 19, 2020 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Castle Project proposed by Teck Coal Limited warrants designation under the Impact Assessment Act, and has issued an order. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
211 Order Designating Physical Activities - August 19, 2020
210 Analysis report PDF (1.7 MB) August 19, 2020
209 Minister's Response - August 19, 2020
146 Eighth request for designation of project - Letter from 15 Canadian non-governmental organizations PDF (131 KB) July 17, 2020
139 Seventh request for designation of project - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative PDF (160 KB) July 15, 2020
135 Sixth request for designation of project - Letter from 17 U.S. conservation groups PDF (138 KB) July 13, 2020
142 Fifth request for designation of project - United States Environmental Protection Agency PDF (975 KB) June 23, 2020
62 Fourth request for designation of project - Ecojustice on behalf of Wildsight Society PDF (5.4 MB) June 23, 2020
61 Third request for designation of project - Ktunaxa Nation Council PDF (805 KB) June 23, 2020
58 Second request for designation of project - Siksika and Kainai Nations PDF (1.1 MB) June 19, 2020
1 First request for designation of project - Tribal Councils of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho PDF (107 KB) May 12, 2020

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Castle Project
210A - 757 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3M2
Telephone: 604-666-2431

  • Location

    • Elkford (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Teck Coal Limited
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Designated project - Awaiting initial project description
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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