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WSP delivers surveying and mapping solutions for the entire project lifecycle with speed and certainty. Our crews are first on the ground supporting some of the largest projects in Canada. Regardless of the project size or location, we are there, from field to finish.

 
 

Surveying Beautiful British Columbia

July 22, 2015
 

With an area of 944,735 square kilometres, British Columbia is Canada’s third-largest province. The Canadian Rockies, Coast Mountains and Inside Passage provide some of the province’s breathtaking scenery, an ideal setting for outdoor adventure and ecotourism. But what is it like to work in the field? Weather and wildlife (and bugs) are common challenges. The sheer remoteness of many project sites can also add layers of complexity in terms of logistics and safety. These pictures capture the raw and majestic beauty, and deep natural history of Canada’s westernmost province.

 

Canada, shared with the US, has the largest non-polar ice cap in the world. Canada also has one of the greatest elevation changes, from sea level to its highest peak: Mt. Logan. The mountain was named after Sir William Edmond Logan, a Canadian geologist and founder of the Geological Survey of Canada. It is believed to have the largest base circumference of any non-volcanic mountain on Earth. You might say: Canada rocks!

A jaw-dropping view for the survey crews working in the Coast Mountains in western BC. (Photo credit: A. Tucker)

A Surveyor is examining an existing pipeline through the Coast Mountains. (Photo credit: M. Jardine)

Long-lining a UTV for remote work near the British Columbia coast with a pre-determined and safe staging area to put down close to the project site. (Photo credit: Van Esch)

Surveying the Present Natural Boundary of the Columbia River. (Photo credit: A. Hill)

Maximum reach on the base station radio antenna: the intent is to improve RTK signal across the hillsides. Next step, if the survey extends beyond the radio signal, would be to set up a repeater. (Credit: Van Esch)

 

Geomatics at WSP

With almost 1,000 employees and 250 crews, our Geomatics team is the largest survey provider in Canada. The team is active across the country with a strong presence in Western Canada, Quebec and the Atlantic region.