The Big Rock Boat Ramp is ready for an upgrade, which will make this valued community asset more accessible for more people. Plans for improvements are founded on public consultation and comments and questions from user groups. The goal is to create a facility that will be useful for decades to come.
Work must be scheduled according to times permitted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and as a result, the Big Rock Boat Ramp will be closed from June-October 2018. For information about alternative boat ramp facilities, click here
The Big Rock Boat Ramp improvement project will include two phases of work.
- Phase 1 – Summer 2018: Includes all in-water work, including improvements to the breakwater and installation of a floating ramp system. These upgrades will result in a vastly improved in-water area, with better traction and water access for boats and trailers during low tides. Breakwater improvements will reduce waves and decrease future boat ramp maintenance requirements.
RAMP CLOSURE DATE:
To accommodate this work, the Big Rock Boat Ramp will be closed June 24 to October 1, 2018.
- Phase 2 – 2019: Expansion of the ground and park areas to improve parking and other amenities is planned to take place alongside the Phase 3 Highway 19A upgrades, starting in 2019.
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Getting Around During Construction
There will be no major disruptions to highway traffic or surrounding areas during the first phase of the Big Rock boat ramp upgrades in the spring/summer of 2018. The majority of the work will take place in the water, and all nearby homes and businesses will be accessible as usual. All traffic updates will be shared here.
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