Pacific Rim National Park Reserve 2018 Federal Infrastructure Investment Project Completion

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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Backed by the Vancouver Island Mountain Range and facing the open Pacific Ocean, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve presents the rich natural and cultural heritage of Canada's west coast. Its cool and wet maritime climate produces an abundance of life in the water and on land. Lush coastal temperate rainforest gives way to bountiful and diverse intertidal and subtidal areas. These natural wonders are interwoven with the long and dynamic history of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and European explorers and settlers.


Federal Infrastructure Project Completion

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve – Water Utilities Upgrade

A new, more sustainable water distribution system is now operational in the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The system also distributes water to the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation communities of Esowista and Ty-Histanis.

Building on existing infrastructure, the water system consists of two new wells, a chlorination system, and new waterlines. Parks Canada will no longer have to truck water to reservoirs and the new system will meet the needs of current and future visitors to the national park reserve. In the two Tla-o-qui-aht communities, the new system replaces an older water source that required heavy treatment with a cleaner, safer, and more reliable source of water.

This $5 million project is the result of a partnership among Parks Canada, Indigenous Services and the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. By working together, it was possible to create efficiencies and deliver a successful project as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide clean, safe drinking water to First Nations communities and visitors to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.


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