Speed Buoy Installation Lower Indian Arm

October 7, 2021

Project status

Permit issued

In November 2021, a project permit was issued to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to install five speed buoys in lower Indian Arm. The project is located just south of Boulder Island and to the east of Jug Island (see map below) in Indian Arm in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 23 permit conditions the port authority must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

About the project 

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Marine Operations department have applied to install five speed buoys in lower Indian Arm. Three buoys will be installed just south of Boulder Island and two buoys will be installed to the east of Jug Island. The speed buoys are self-weighted and will not require anchoring to the seafloor. Buoys will be installed by barge mounted crane and take approximately one day to complete. The Marine Operations team are also proposing to install five “5 knot, no wash” signs on two existing navigation beacons located west of Belcarra. For specific locations please see the graphic below.

Contact information

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review (PER) process, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project or amendment. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response. You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.