Toquaht Bay still closed

Toquaht Bay marina, campground and boat launch will remain closed until further notice.

TOQUAHT BAY – The Toquaht Bay marina, campground and boat launch will remain closed until further notice.

The area was closed in March after tests found levels of arsenic, cobalt and selenium that exceed safety standards laid out in B.C.’s contaminated sites regulation and could pose a health threat. Further testing also found high iron levels in the soil, which also pose a health risk.

The Vancouver Island Health Authority’s medical health officer recommended the closure.

With the marina closure in place, the Toquaht Nation has set up a temporary kayak launch near the community of Macoah. No camping facilities are available at this location. Parking fees are $10 per vehicle per night. Kayak launch fees are $20 per person.

VIHA is completing a detailed risk assessment.

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