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Western Canadian Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) Saanich Base

The project involves the construction of a spill response facility which includes a shop, warehouse, offices, staff facility areas. Schedule: Aug 2020- Oct 2021.

Construction activities will generally occur during normal business hours; however, some night work may be required. Types of activity include survey, site preloading, civil work, structural steel erecting, mechanical, electrical, crane work, and general materials handling.

The project is located groundside on the northeast region of the airport at the intersection of Henry Rd. and McDonald Park Rd. The project is fully contained on an existing lease and construction activities are not expected to affect airport operations. Adjacent public roads may be affected when moving construction materials to and from the site but will be managed by road traffic flaggers.

WCMRC is in the process of constructing multiple response bases and marinas both on Vancouver Island and the mainland.  They will employ 25 full time employees at this base with over 200 to be employed company wide.  The new response bases will be responsible to act on and manage any marine oil spills that occur around Vancouver Island and BC's south coast.


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.


Latest update

The public comment period on this project is closed.  The VAA 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..


  • Location

    • Victoria International Airport (YYJ) (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Airport and Airfields
    • Building and Property Development
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Western Canadian Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC)
  • Authorities

    • Victoria Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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