Construction of North Naden Temporary Accommodations - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing a project. The project will include construction of temporary accommodations facility with approximately 400 hotel style units with private washrooms. The buildings will be three story structures consisting of approximately 130 units per block. A total of three blocks will eventually be constructed with a total building area of 6,500 square meters. Various support buildings for barrack warden, storage and lockers will also be required. A capacity study will be completed to analyze feasibility of utilizing existing water, sewer, electrical, gas and communications infrastructure to tie into. A new asphalt driveway and parking lot will be required, with the size of the parking lot still to be determined. All construction activities will require excavation/trenching where required. The project site is currently a mowed grass area and is used as a soccer field. The project is required to provide temporary accommodation while the new Junior Non-Commissioned Member Training Accommodation Facility is constructed, and Nelles Block is demolished, on the south Naden property.

Latest update

January 16, 2024— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - January 16, 2024
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - September 29, 2023


Becky MacInnis
Department of National Defence
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 7N2

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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