Russell Island Trail and Pit Toilet Project

Upgrade parts of the existing trail, located on the east side of the Maria Mahoi house at 48.74961745N, -123.407847W, extending northeast to the clam garden, levelling and proper sloping of the section of the path nearest to the beach by adding gravel to address safety and mobility concerns. Trail improvement includes the replacement of an existing handrail by hammering aluminum posts into the ground for a new handrail, with posts installed every 6 feet. A new toilet will be installed at 48.74837989N, -123.40915W, to create a closer access point from the clam garden site while the current toilet will be decommissioned once the new toilet is operational. Existing signage will be replaced, or updated with potential for new signage at the direction of First Nation partners. Preference is for current signage to be updated and to use existing aluminum posts.

This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

February 16, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from January 17 to February 16, 2022 - January 17, 2022


Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
2220 Harbour Road
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6
Telephone: 250-654-4000 or 1-866-944-1744
Fax: 250-654-4014

  • Location

    • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • 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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...within 200 kilometres
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