LNG facilities and projects

Our liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities have a variety of special features designed for the safe handling of LNG—including sophisticated monitoring, control and alarm systems. Regular maintenance and upgrading of equipment, operator training, safety equipment and continuous process monitoring ensure safe operation.


FortisBC owns and operates two LNG facilities in British Columbia that help us provide energy for our customers during the winter months and for overseas customers looking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Mt. Hayes facility near Ladysmith on Vancouver Island 

Since 2011, this facility has helped keep natural gas costs lower even when demand is high, so our customers can keep their heat and stoves on during system interruptions. In 2012, we developed an equity partnership with the Stz’uminus (Chemainus) First Nation and Cowichan Tribes.

The 20-hectare Mt. Hayes facility is located approximately six kilometres northwest of Ladysmith. The facility, supplied by FortisBC’s existing pipeline systems, holds 1.5 billion cubic feet of LNG.

Tilbury Island facility in Delta 

In operation since 1971, our LNG facility on Tilbury Island in Delta, B.C. is located near the FortisBC transmission pipeline system just a few kilometres from metropolitan Vancouver. In 2018, we commissioned Phase 1 of an expansion that includes a 46,000 cubic metre storage tank, enough to keep 19,000 homes warm for 45 very cold days.

Now, our Tilbury LNG facility is producing LNG for transportation, shipping and export overseas.

Contact the Tilbury LNG facility 

If you have questions about the Tilbury Island facility or would like to make a complaint related to air emissions, please contact us at 1-855-576-7133, [email protected] or 7555 Hopcott Road, R.R. #5 Delta, B.C., V4G 1B7.


Tilbury Phase 1 LNG expansion 

Learn more about the Tilbury Phase 1 LNG Expansion project, which could help meet the long-term projected demand for LNG as a marine fuel.

Tilbury Phase 2 LNG expansion 

Learn more about the Tilbury Phase 2 LNG Expansion project, which could improve the resiliency of our gas system and help meet the long-term projected demand for LNG as an alternative fuel for marine, overseas and regional customers. LNG is a lower-carbon fuel that has significantly less sulphur oxides, particulates and nitrogen oxide emissions when compared with diesel.

Tilbury Jetty 

The Tilbury Jetty Limited Partnership is building a marine jetty next to FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG storage facility that would allow the supply of LNG to vessels for ship-to-ship LNG bunkering, helping to reduce GHG emissions within the marine shipping sector.