Protecting and Enhancing Marine Life in Burrard Inlet

September 26, 2022

At Seaspan, we know that MacKay Creek in North Vancouver holds a special place in the hearts of the community. That’s why we’ve helped complete multiple habitat restoration projects at the estuary that connects MacKay Creek to the Burrard Inlet.

Recently, we completed a brand new marine habitat beside Vancouver Shipyards, at the mouth of MacKay Creek. Completed with help from a number of community partners, work on the site included creating a more natural sloping shoreline, constructing productive marine habitat and populating the area with native species of kelp, grass and plants. The improvements encourage marine biodiversity and improve water quality, while providing food and shelter to fish and other marine life.

We spoke with Andrea Harvey, Senior Environmental Specialist at Seaspan Shipyards, to learn more about the project and how it’s already having a positive impact on local marine life.