Emergency Operations Concept Implementation - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which aims to accommodate continued operations. The Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA) is a Special Interest Activity entity under the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt (CFB Esquimalt). It hosts 400 serving and retired members including families. CFSA's tenure at its current location at Munroe Head, Esquimalt Harbour, has ended and the club is proposing an Emergency Operations Concept (EOC) in order to accommodate continued operations, which will be located in Lang Cove, Esquimalt Harbour. The EOC will incorporate the following:

  • facility will be bottom moored, with four linear (north/south orientation) docks anchored by chain to marine grade concrete clumps. The docks will be composed of repurposed concrete floats and wooden docks;
  • approximately 90 club boats will be moored to the docks using a Mediterranean mooring system. Members will access their boats using shuttle dinghies, and hand pulled barges will be operated between the docks; and
  • each of the four docks will also be anchored at the north end, using rock anchors that will be drilled into the bedrock located on the north side of Lang Cove, located within the Department of National Defence Naden property.


Latest update

March  31, 2022— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - March 31, 2022


Maritime Forces Pacific, Environmental Staff Specialist
Department of National Defence
Jennifer Holder, Maritime Forces Pacific, Environmental Staff Specialist
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 7N2
Email: Jennifer.Holder@forces.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Lang Cove (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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