Capilano Boat Launch Closed to Public May 30, 2016

UPDATED – May 26, 2016

On May 30, 2016 the Capilano Boat Launch will be unavailable to the public between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. so we can remove a barge from the North Saskatchewan River that was previously launched to conduct geotechnical investigations. For more information, please read the full notice.

Preparatory work in advance of construction has begun on the 13.1-kilometre southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT. As a part of this work, a barge was launched from the Capilano Boat Launch and taken to the water area near Louise McKinney Park to conduct geotechnical investigations.
On May 30th, 2016, the barge will be removed from the North Saskatchewan River via the Capilano Boat Launch. The launch will be unavailable for public use between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. For your safety, please stay away from the boat launch during these hours.

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TransEd is conducting investigative and preparatory work for the new Tawatinâ Bridge construction in the North Saskatchewan River. Equipment on a barge will undertake geotechnical testing to understand construction conditions. The duration of the work is approximately 9 – 10 days. River navigation is not impacted by this work.