Camp communities are a critical component of our Worker Accommodation Strategy for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. They are planned for smaller communities with less available temporary workforce accommodation in order to limit pressure on local housing and services.

There are a number of steps involved in preparing camp community sites for the arrival of construction crews including:

  • Placing a One Call, locating and marking of all buried facilities
  • Surveying, flagging and staking the work-site
  • Installation of security measures and lighting where required
  • Installation of temporary office trailers to support site operations
  • Transportation of materials, equipment, and workers to and from the site
  • Installation of temporary accommodation facilities

After the site has been developed, camp communities will be self-sustaining and include features like:

  • Accommodation, laundry, dining, health and medical services, recreation opportunities, power and internet service
  • Transportation for workers to and from their worksite; shuttle service during non-work hours to provide access to the local community

During construction our crews follow all applicable noise bylaws and Trans Mountain Noise Management Plans. Strategies for avoiding or reducing potential environmental impacts will be employed at all stages of construction by following our Environmental Protection Plans, and our Worker Accommodation Strategy. Our goal is to protect the environment, have as little impact as possible and, where we do have an impact, ensure we return the land to a similar function. Throughout construction, work will be monitored by Environmental Inspectors and Indigenous Monitors.