Tenas Project

Telkwa Coal Limited is proposing the construction, operation and reclamation of the Tenas Project, a new open-pit coal mine located about 25 kilometres south of Smithers, British Columbia. As proposed, the project would have an estimated production rate of 750,000 – 825,000 tonnes of metallurgical coal per year over a lifespan of about 25 years. The project also includes a rail loadout facility, power line, dedicated coal haul road and improvements to some existing roads.


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

November 4, 2021 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has directed the Agency to undertake further analysis of the expected additional information from the provincial environmental assessment process before making a designation decision. The reasons are provided in his response.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Minister's Response - November 4, 2021
1 Request for designation of project PDF (437 KB) July 15, 2021

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Tenas Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Email: tenas@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Telkwa (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Telkwa Coal Limited
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Request for designation
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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