2023 Maintenance Dredging Program

PKM Canada Marine Terminal Limited Partnership proposes to conduct maintenance dredging along Berths 1 through 5 at the Vancouver Wharves facility. Dredging activities are expected to be completed over four to five weeks within the fisheries' least-risk window for the Burrard Inlet (August 16 to February 28). Dredging is required to maintain operational capacity for ship berthing.  

Sediment will be removed using a clamshell dredge and dredged material will be stockpiled and dewatered at the facility. Once treated, dewatered sediment will be transported by truck and disposed of at an appropriately licensed disposal facility. 

Recent maintenance dredging occurred in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019. 


Latest update

Notice of Determination

North Vancouver, B.C. –September 14, 2023– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed 2023 Maintenance Dredging Program located at 1995 West 1st Street in North Vancouver is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4
Email: per@portvancouver.com

  • Location

    • Public notice 2023 Maintenance Dredging Program (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    PKM Canada Marine Terminal Limited Partnership
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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