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Hillside Industrial Park, located at Port Mellon on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, offers a home for industry within an industrially-zoned area on Howe Sound.

The impetus for Hillside began with concerns over petroleum products stored near commercial and residential areas on the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and its Economic Development Commission agreed that the site near Port Mellon would be a suitable location for these fuel tanks.

Since purchasing the land from the provincial government in 1992, the concept for a bulk storage facility grew into a plan for a modern, environmentally-sound industrial park. As the planning process moved ahead, it became obvious that the large site could be used for many purposes including a marine terminal.


Located one kilometre south of the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation mill at Port Mellon, approximately 38 kilometres from downtown Vancouver.


Comprising foreshore areas, the site incorporates the McNair and Dakota Creeks, the Port Mellon Highway, a BC Hydro right-of-way and the Fortis Gas Pipeline.


Owned in fee simple and managed by the SCRD. Other areas are owned or leased by private interests.


To create a multi-use industrial park away from residential and commercial areas, while preserving unique environmental features.

Economic and Social Benefits to the Sunshine Coast:

• Job Creation - Employment
• Tax Base Expansion
• Environment Enhancement

A Home For Industry:

Over 80 acres have been sold. Successful development proposals are based on economic and environmental benefits to the Sunshine Coast.

The Hillside Advantage:

• Close to Vancouver
• Highway access
• Skilled labour force available
• On-site marine and barge terminal
• BC Ferry terminal nearby
• Hydro high-voltage services on site
• Served by natural gas
• Fresh water from creeks and ample ground water