Haida Gwaii Aids to Navigation Rebuild and Helipad Construction

A condition review of the navigational aids in the Haida Gwaii has found that many of the structures are in poor condition, non-compliant to Canadian Coast Guard directives for service, and/or non-compliant to current Canadian standards for safety to the workers who maintain them. There are also several sites where access is via helicopter hover exit, which, along with heavy equipment and poor weather, make it very difficult and risky for the employees regularly maintaining them.

The Canadian Coast Guard, in consultation with Gwaii Haanas propose to rebuild three Navigational Aids in Gwaii Haanas and build a new helicopter landing pad at one of these sites. The project will be completed with the support of tugs and barges as working platforms and equipment storage. Helicopters will be used to deliver people and materials to and from the sites. Work is proposed to occur between mid-August to mid-October. The table below lists the proposed sites and what work is to be completed at these sites.


LL Number

Site Name

Proposed Work


 Gowgaia Point

Rebuild Navigational Aid and build new helipad, vegetation and tree clearing


Flatrock Island

Rebuild Navigational Aid


Scudder Point

Rebuild Navigational Aid


Latest update

August 3, 2022 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Canadian Coast Guard  and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site (Gwaii Haanas) are considering comments received to inform their determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Andrew Wight
Maritime and Civil Infrastructure, Canadian Coast Guard
Andrew Wight, Project Engineer
25 Huron Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4V9
Telephone: 250-413-2835
Email: andrew.wight@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Flatrock Island (British Columbia)
    • Gowgaia Point (British Columbia)
    • Scudder Point (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • 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.


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