Steveston Paramount Wharf 403 Reconstruction

Small Craft Harbours (SCH) is undertaking a project to reconstruct timber wharf 403 at Steveston Harbour (Paramount Site on west side of Nelson Pond).  The wharf provides loading and offloading for fishing vessels and serves as a foundation for building infrastructure critical to fishing operations.


The wharf (including adjacent paved areas) has suffered degradation with age and is past its useful life.  The substructure of timber bearing piles, caps and stringers have deteriorated with progressive rot and biological damage, and are past the point where further repairs can be effective.  In addition, portions of the wharf were damaged in a 2017 fire causing safety concerns and resulting in significant operational and financial impacts. The wharf is partially unusable and restricted from use, requiring barricades and displacement of services and users.


This project will reconstruct the deteriorated wharf 403 and associated backshore by constructing a sheet pile wall around the footprint and back filling with clean fill and re-surfacing.  Completion of this work will ensure that this loading area continues to be safe and accessible to the large commercial fishing fleet serviced at Steveston Harbour.  Work is anticipated to begin as early as January 2022 and is scheduled to be completed by March 2023.


Latest update

May 25, 2022 - The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed.  The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Small Craft Harbours Pacific Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
David Black, Sr. Project Engineer
Telephone: 604-482-3327
Fax: 604-666-7056

  • Location

    • Steveston Harbour (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Small Craft Harbours Pacific Region
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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