Coastal GasLink


The Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project will run approximately 670 km (416 miles) in length. The proposed pipeline will safely deliver natural gas from the Dawson Creek area of northern B.C. to a facility near Kitimat, B.C., where it will be converted to a liquid form for export by LNG Canada. From there, it can be shipped to markets in Asia that are currently powered by coal-fired electricity – a significant source of greenhouse gases.

In addition to helping deliver cleaner energy to our planet, construction of this important line is projected to create between 2,000 and 2,500 jobs, generate property tax revenues and a give an economic boost to communities in northern B.C.

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A Canadian solution to a global challenge
$20.88 million: Estimated property tax benefits
$42 million in direct economic benefits for B.C. communities


Project Timeline



TransCanada is selected by LNG Canada to design, build, own and operate Coastal GasLink. We begin our ongoing engagement process, followed by environmental and engineering studies along the proposed route.


Coastal GasLink files the Environmental Assessment Application with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. A detailed project design application is also filed with the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. The project’s conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate is awarded October 24, 2014.


Field work continues, along with development of plans and strategies to fulfill regulatory conditions.


Field work continues so the Coastal GasLink team can gather further details about the approved route and the South of Houston alternate route.


May: Coastal GasLink given approval for the South of Houston Alternate Route by the Environmental Assessment Office.

June: TransCanada conditionally selects Coastal GasLink prime construction contractors.

July: TransCanada conditionally awards $620 million in contract work to B.C. First Nations in July 2018.

October: TransCanada will proceed with construction of Coastal GasLink following a positive Final Investment Decision (FID) announced by the joint venture participants of LNG Canada.

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More than one-third of all field work conducted by Indigenous Peoples

Our collaborative approach means we listen to and value Indigenous voices and their connection with the land. Since the project was announced in 2012, we’ve held more than 15,000 engagements with Indigenous groups to listen to their views, gather feedback and plan our route.



Taking a proactive approach to education

Through our "Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Program," we’re partnering with B.C. colleges to help students develop transferable skills that could help them work with TransCanada.



$20.88 million in estimated annual property tax benefits

Estimates show once in operation, the Coastal GasLink will generate up to $20.88 million in annual property taxes to communities in northern B.C. This important source of revenue will help pay for everything from fire protection to schools, hospitals and waste management.



Strengthening communities

Since announcing the project in 2012, we’ve invested in a wide range of programs designed to enhance the lives of northern communities. These include everything from school breakfast clubs to the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Kitimat Fire Department. It’s all part of giving back to the people who support our work.