Higgins Shore Wharf Replacement

A 20 meter section of the wharf at Higgins Shore Harbour has fallen into a severe state of disrepair and is in need of replacement. The section to be replaced is an open faced structure with a timber pile frame and concrete deck. The project includes the complete removal of the 20 meter open face section of wharf and construction of a new timber fender face wharf with a steel H-pile frame and concrete deck. Up to 95 m3 of material may have to be excavated during the installation of the new structure, however the footprint will not be increased.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

November 19, 2020 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project to replace a portion of the wharf at Higgins Shore and has determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with mitigation measures as outlined in their evaluation and can therefore proceed.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164
Email: chyann.kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Higgins Shore Small Craft Harbour is located at 241 Higgins Shore Road in Victoria West, Prince County, PEI on the shores of the Northumberland Strait. (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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