Arctos Anthracite Project

Arctos Anthracite Joint Venture proposes the construction, operation and decommissioning of an anthracite coal mine in northwestern British Columbia. The site of the proposed mine is about 90 kilometres southeast of Iskut, 160 kilometres northeast of Stewart, and 240 kilometres north of Hazelton. The proposed project would produce about 3 million tonnes per year of anthracite coal over a mine life of approximately 25 years.The proposed project would also include constructing a 147 kilometre extension to an existing railway from its current terminus to the mine site.

Latest update

August 5, 2014 - On May 31, 2013, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency commenced an environmental assessment and the Minister of the Environment approved the substitution of the federal environmental assessment process by that of the Government of British Columbia for this project.  For further information about the environmental assessment, consult the Project Information Centre on the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office’s website.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
8 From B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office to Impact Assessment Agency of Canada re: Projects Transition to Current B.C. Environmental Assessment Act (2018 Act) PDF (187 KB) December 12, 2022
7 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment and Substitution Decision - May 31, 2013
6 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - May 30, 2013
3 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2.3 MB) April 15, 2013


Arctos Anthracite Project
B.C. Environmental Assessment Office
1-836 Yates Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1L8
Telephone: 250-387-9675
Fax: 250-356-6448

  • Location

    • Iskut, Stewart, Hazelton (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Arctos Anthracite Joint Venture
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by substitution under CEAA 2012
  • 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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