Eskay Creek Revitalization Project

Skeena Resources Limited is proposing the construction, operation and closure of an open-pit gold and silver mine located approximately 85 kilometres northwest of Stewart, British Columbia. As proposed, the Eskay Creek Revitalization Project would produce up to three million tonnes of ore per year (a maximum of about  8,225 tonnes per day) during a 14-year mine life. This mine life would include a 2-year construction phase, 9-year operation phase, and 3-year reclamation and closure phase. The project is located on the same site as the underground Eskay Creek mine which is no longer operating and the proponent will make use of some of its existing facilities and infrastructure.

Latest update

November 29, 2022 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has approved the Government of British Columbia (B.C.)'s request to substitute the provincial review process for the federal impact assessment process. This means B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) will conduct the impact assessment of the project on behalf of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada. For more information, please consult the Project Information Centre on the EAO's website.

November 18, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has decided that an impact assessment is required for the Eskay Creek Revitalization Project.

November 18, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted the proponent’s Detailed Project Description and the response to the Joint Summary of Issues and Engagement, submitted to the Agency on November 9, 2022. A summary of the Detailed Project Description is available. The Agency has also resumed the timeline for the impact assessment.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
31 Notice of Substitution Approval under the Impact Assessment Act - November 28, 2022
28 Notice of Impact Assessment Decision with Reasons - November 18, 2022
27 Notice of Time Limit Resuming - November 18, 2022
26 Summary of the Detailed Project Description PDF (2 MB) November 9, 2022
25 Detailed Project Description PDF (37.4 MB) November 9, 2022
19 Notice of Time Limit Suspension with Reasons - November 26, 2021
18 Joint Summary of Issues and Engagement PDF (975 KB) November 5, 2021
2 Summary of an Initial Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (5.9 MB) July 19, 2021
1 Initial Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (34.4 MB) July 19, 2021


Eskay Creek Revitalization Project
British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office
2nd Floor 836 Yates St
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9V1
Telephone: 778-974-3440

  • Location

    • 85 kilometres northwest of Stewart (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Skeena Resources Limited
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Impact assessment by substitution
  • 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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