Pitt River Intertidal Habitat
The Pitt River Intertidal Habitat is a 23-acre habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife that was created along the Pitt River north of Lougheed Highway between 2010 and 2012. The project involved reconstructing sections of the dike, creating a new habitat area on the inside of the dike, and re-routing a section of the Traboulay PoCo Trail. The project also protected two bald eagles’ nests formerly on private property.
The improvements were part of the environmental compensation requirements associated with road construction and the enclosure of watercourses in the nearby Dominion Triangle growth area. The City worked with government agencies to ensure the project provided productive habitat and benefited the overall ecological diversity of the area. The habitat area was created on brushland and former farmland, and includes channels, ponds, marsh, islands, woody debris, native shrubs, grasses and trees, roosting posts, basking rocks for snakes, and a viewing platform. The City worked with Dominion Triangle Limited Partnership (DTLP) to complete the Pitt River Intertidal Habitat Project. The project was constructed by Conwest Contractors Ltd.
DTLP and other property owner contributions paid for about 58% ($5.7M) of the $9.9 million project costs. The City funded the remaining $4.2 million from Development Cost Charges (fees paid by developers to the City), a delay in construction of capital works, and available grants.
Location and Mailing Address
City Hall Annex (beside City Hall)
200 – 2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3G4
Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)