Project Title:

Fair Harbour Dock Revitalization

Project Organization:

Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nation

Project Investment:

  • Island Coastal Economic Trust: $300,000
  • Applicant Equity: $414,229
  • Total Budget: $714,229

Project Highlight:

Fair Harbour is a popular sport fishing and adventure tourism destination, and the number of visitors grew by 700% from 2019 to 2020 alone.

The Fair Harbour Marina and Campground is a vital hub on Vancouver Island’s Northwest Coast, providing access to 10 provincially and federal managed marine parks within the region, and supporting tour operators and residents with supplies and services.

Through this project, Fair Harbour’s aging wooden marine dock, located at the gateway to Kyuquot Sound, will be replaced with a modern, full-service concrete float dock system.  The initiative will expand the available transient moorage footage from zero to over 300 feet and add moorage resources and re-supply options to the existing marine fuel services. These updates are designed to expand capacity, encourage longer stays, and extend the tourism season.

The initiative is the third phase of a larger initiative to expand tourism infrastructure at Fair Harbour. Earlier phases included construction of new, full serviced campgrounds, cabins, staff housing, and washroom facilities. This new project will help position Fair Harbour and the Kyuquot Sound as a multi-day destination for visitors interested in Indigenous cultural events, history, and extraordinary natural experiences.

Island Coastal Economic Trust approved funding for this project in 2022 through the Capital and Innovation program.