Winter Cove Boat Ramp Repair, Saturna Island

This project will repair a hazardous void in the intertidal portion of the boat ramp at Winter Cove on Saturna Island. The plan is to fill the void with approximately 3 cubic meters of washed clear crush aggregate, compacting the material so as to produce a durable surface. The choice to use washed clear crush aggregate rather than the typical road base gravel is intended to minimize the likelihood of siltation, increased turbidity, and associated negative impacts to the marine environment. All work will be confined to the existing paved roads, ramp, and parking surfaces and all machinery used will be inspected for general serviceability and fluid leaks. Work will be monitored by a Parks Canada employee.

The project has been determined to be a work, undertaking or activity for which impacts to fish and fish habitat can be avoided by following measures to protect fish and fish habitat.

The proposed project will be assessed using a Basic Impact Assessment.


Latest update

24 December 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada 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 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from 24 November to 24 December 2020 - November 24, 2020


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
    • Other, not otherwise specified
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • 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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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