Archived - Fay Hut Reconstruction and License of Occupation

Kootenay National Park of Canada (BC)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Numbers

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 04-01-7216
Parks Canada Agency: 2003‑0040K

Environmental Assessment Type


Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Parks Canada Agency

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On October 14, 2004, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because the Parks Canada Agency considered taking action in relation to subsection 5(1) of the National Parks Building Regulations and to subsection 18(1) of the National Parks Lease and License of Occupation Regulations (1991).

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

Fay Hut, a hut operated by the Alpine Club of Canada, was destroyed by the Tokumm Valley wildfire in the summer of 2003. The ACC is proposing to rebuild the hut in a new location, approximately 200 m from the site of the old hut. A new license of occupation for the hut will also be required. This environmental assessment will cover the construction of the new hut and associated structures (e.g. outhouse, wood shed), and its continuing operation. The overnight capacity of the hut will not change.

Final Decision

A decision was taken on April 5, 2005 and was that the authority may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report, and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures and comments from the public, the authority is of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.