Carmanah Point Light Station - Construction and Replacement of Aerial Highline Tower Structures and Winch Upgrades

Carmanah Point is one of three staffed Light house stations operated by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) in the West Coast Trail unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The current aerial highline and winch system at Carmanah is in need of repair. The objective of this work is to excavate and build new concrete foundations, rebuild the tower, and convert the winch system to operate on electricity. This will bring the system back to a safe operating standard, reduce reliance on helicopters to bring goods to site, and reduce the diesel fuel demand to power the station. Ultimately reducing the greenhouse gas footprint for operating the station.


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Latest update

February 11, 2023 – 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 12 to February 11, 2023 - January 12, 2023


Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
PO Box 280
2040 Pacific Rim Highway
Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0
Telephone: 250-726-3500
Fax: 250-726-3520

  • Location

    • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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