Capilano Substation

Edgemount Village

What's new

Activity update

Starting May 25, 2021, the Murdo Frazer Pitch & Putt can only be accessed from Elizabeth Way. There is no access from Pemberton Drive/Woods Drive. You can view a map here [PDF, 87 KB]

Our contractor will finish mobilizing to the work area in early June 2021 and begin excavation.  

To ensure we continue to provide reliable electricity in North Vancouver, we're upgrading the Capilano Substation by replacing it with a new substation on the western half of the existing substation site.

The new substation will include:

  • Two transformers.
  • A building for indoor electrical equipment and a control room.
  • Other associated outdoor electrical equipment in the substation yard.

The east side of the substation will continue serving your neighbourhood during construction.

Illustration showing the Capilano substation field and welcome pole
Artist's rendering of what the new substation and surrounding area could look like after completion in 2024.
Rendering of the new Capilano Substation upgrade
Artist's rendering of what the substation could like from Woods Drive after completion in 2024.
Capilano Substation construction plan

The current Capilano Substation was built in the 1950s and the equipment is aging and needs to be replaced. Substations take electricity from higher voltages and bring it down to a lower voltage in order to supply energy to homes and businesses in your neighbourhood.

We serve approximately 12,000 customers from the Capilano Substation in the area that extends north to the base of Grouse Mountain, south to 1st Street, west to Capilano Road, and east to Lonsdale Avenue.

Over the coming months, you’ll see the following activities:

  • April/May 2021: setting up our construction work area.
  • June 2021: excavation for the new substation.
  • Fall 2021 – Spring 2022: construction of the new substation building.
  • Spring 2022 – Spring 2024: installing and commissioning equipment inside the new substation.

Reports & documents

Contact

projects@bchydro.com
604 623 4472
Toll free: 1 866 647 3334

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