The Valemount Camp Community, located near Valemount, BC, will house up to 600 people working on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The site, which will be active from July 2020 to August 2022, is operated by Tsetsk’wem Management Services – a Joint Venture between Simpcw Resource Group and ATCO, a partnership formed specifically for the Expansion Project. 

Trans Mountain has sought input and expertise from Indigenous communities, local governments, service and accommodation providers, first responders and other stakeholders when developing this site. Engagement with these same groups is ongoing and will continue throughout construction.

We understand the importance of ensuring temporary workers and their accommodation needs are well-managed and are aligned with the community’s interests and capacity. In addition to our Worker Code of Conduct for all Expansion Project workers, camp community policies and management practices are in place to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all.

We are following the advice and direction of government and health officials, both provincially and federally, in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and continue to revisit and update our plans and monitor implementation on a daily basis.


Community and Infrastructure

The Valemount Camp Community is a self-sufficient site connected to power with on-site water and sewer infrastructure. The community includes a variety of amenities, including:

  • Private bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Central dining with full meal service and bagged lunches
  • Recreation areas including pool tables, foosball tables and exercise equipment
  • On-site lounge
  • Health and medical services
  • On-site store providing a limited range of convenience items
  • Quiet spaces for reflection/spiritual meditation

Within the Valemount Camp Community, alcohol is prohibited except where served in the controlled licensed lounge, operating in compliance with provincial regulations. The controlled lounge approach strikes a balance between maintaining consumption limitations that support worker wellness and healthy lifestyles while discouraging workers from seeking alcohol in communities. Alcohol will not be allowed on-site until the controlled lounge opens in the fall 2020.

Transportation

All workers are bused to and from worksites, minimizing traffic on public roadways. Parking is available on-site for workers staying in the camp community and for local workers driving to the on-site construction office.

Wellness and Support

Urgent and non-urgent healthcare services are available on-site, including management of long-term health conditions or short-term illnesses as well as preventative health measures such as flu shots. The Camp Health and Medical Services Plan includes measures related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other communicable disease control protocols.

Confidential mental health and addictions services will be provided on-site in the camp community. On-site liaisons help support positive camp life through a range of programs including cultural and community-based activities.

Site Security

Trans Mountain collaborates with local communities, Indigenous groups and law enforcement on security and policing matters. On-site, a dedicated certified Security Team provides 24/7 security, gate access and control, as well as contraband detection and enforcement. No unauthorized guests may visit the camp community and family or personal guests are not permitted to stay overnight. Any worker who does not return by the scheduled curfew is subject to a Fit for Duty assessment.