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Parks Canada Accommodations Case Study

The Client

Parks Canada is a government agency that protects examples of Canada’s nationally significant natural and cultural heritage.

The Challenge

Parks Canada needed seasonal housing for 24 staff members from April until mid-September. They had specific deliverables for the living quarters, including the request for a direct pipe freshwater system.


  • Accommodate different genders
  • Individual bedrooms, washroom, and shower facilities
  • A lounge area with cooking facilities
  • Laundry washer/dryer
  • A direct pipe freshwater solution
  • Wastewater treatment unit connection

Project Highlights

Apex created an on-site seasonal solution using six 14’ x 60’ Directional trailers. Each trailer came equipped with 4 individual bedrooms, washroom and shower facilities, a lounge area, and a kitchen with a full-size fridge and plenty of storage room. Each unit was also equipped with a washing machine and dryer.

Freshwater & wastewater

Apex wellsite trailers are equipped with freshwater storage units within the building.

Parks Canada requested to bypass the water storage tanks and direct pipe water to the unit, eliminating the need for water truck refills on an ongoing basis. All trailer water lines were sterilized, and a water tank by-pass was installed to facilitate Parks Canada’s direct pipe fresh water requirement. A water distribution and connection pipe was constructed to feed all six trailers.

Parks Canada had its own onsite wastewater treatment unit on site. Apex provided lift stations and wastewater hoses to connect all accommodation trailers to Parks Canada’s wastewater treatment facility.


Parks Canada was very impressed with their clean and modern living quarters. The direct pipe system was successful and we were able to integrate the on-site wastewater treatment unit. Staff feedback was positive; they thoroughly enjoyed staying in the units.

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