Ford Cove Harbour Improvement

Ford Cove Harbour Authority

Sources of Funding
ICET:$300,000
DFO - Small Craft Harbours:$560,000
Ford Cove Harbour Authority:$205,068
Total Budget: $1,065,068
Quick Facts: 

Through the addition of 300' of docks, the expanded harbour was able to accommodate 34% more transient vessels in its first year. 

Ford Cove Harbour is nestled near the southern tip of Hornby Island and was built to accommodate commercial fishing boats. The general decline in fish stocks in the Salish Sea has resulted in less commercial use of the harbour. With the transition away from fishing, more recreational boaters are enjoying the area. The harbour is well used by a variety of vessels and has exceeded its maximum capacity during the summer months, with growing demand for moorage in the shoulder seasons.
 
The  Ford Cove Harbour Authority completed a strategic plan that includes harbour re-development. The multi-year plan for harbour improvements and service delivery includes better wave protection, increased transient moorage capacity, upgrading the off-loading wharf, and improving navigational aids and upland facilities. This project implemented Phase I of the harbour strategy.  The existing breakwater was replaced and a new catamaran added to provide complete protection. Floats A and B were extended, providing an additional 272 square meters of decking, almost doubling existing transient moorage capacity.
 
Completed in the fall of 2017, the new breakwater serves the herring fisheries in the winter and accommodates larger yachts during summer and shoulder seasons. It is projected that the additional floats will see 100% occupancy within 3 years for July and August, and a high rate of occupancy in the shoulder months. The increase in visitors, combined with the community's plan to improve transportation access to the harbour, will support local businesses and encourage entrepreneurs. Improving tourist access to the beautiful island and its shops, accommodations and restaurants will help grow a sustainable local economy.
 

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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