New Dock Installation - 184 Turtlehead Road, Belcarra, BC

The proposed project 

The proposed project is for a new recreational dock at 184 Turtlehead Road, Belcarra, BC. The proposed dock will include the following features:  

  • An approximately 5 square metre fixed dock comprised of a concrete column and wood beam secured to granite rock to support the gangway 
  • An approximately 1.2 metre wide by 15 metres long engineered aluminum gangway 
  • Approximately 30 square metre pre-fabricated moorage float (dock) made of an aluminum frame with foam-filled billets under cedar or composite decking 

An existing float has been towed off site to a new location. The fixed dock will be constructed above high water mark for attachment of the gangway and is located outside the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's jurisdiction. The concrete column will be cast in pace with mitigation measures implemented to prevent uncured concrete from entering the aquatic environment. The gangway, float, and two pre-cast concrete anchor blocks will be delivered and towed to the project site. A crane barge will be used to lift the access ramp into place and lower the anchor blocks on the seabed. The float will be held in place with the two anchor blocks and two shore anchor pins using galvanized mooring chain. The chain will be secured to the float, anchor blocks, and anchor pins by divers.  

No vegetation is required to be removed or disturbed. Works will be carried out within the fisheries least risk window for Burrard Inlet.  

Should the project be approved, works are expected to take approximately four days to complete.  


Latest update

Notice of Determination 

Belcarra, B.C. – November 3, 2022 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed New Dock – 184 Turtlehead Road, Belcarra, located at 184 Turtlehead Road, Belcarra, B.C., is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - November 3, 2022
1 New Dock Installation - 184 Turtlehead Road, Belcarra, BC - September 15, 2022


Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • New Dock Installation - 184 Turtlehead Road, Belcarra, BC (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Upland Owner
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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