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Meet the Peace Region’s Trusted Engineering & Surveying Experts

Serving your community since 1977.

The Peace Region is a major commercial hub and acts as a gateway to remote projects and communities in Northeast BC and Northwest AB. From surveying and engineering to materials testing and environmental assessments, we have the right personnel for your project. McElhanney, established in 1910,  has called the Peace Region home for nearly 50 years and is the only consultant to have offices in Fort St. John, Grande Prairie, and Peace River.

We offer you:

Local, multi-disciplinary expertise:

We’re not just a consultant, we’re your neighbours. With 80+ local professionals and more than a dozen services in the Peace Region, McElhanney offers big company resources for local projects. With established quality management systems in place, our experts deliver you solutions done right, the first time – saving you time and money.

A team that gets it done:

With offices in Fort St. John, Grande Prairie, and Peace River, plus access to 1,100+ technical experts across McElhanney, we can get boots on the ground at your project quickly, getting you the answers you need when you need them.

Cost-effective technologies:

When you partner with McElhanney, your project benefits from the latest technology. This equipment lets us get your job done quicker. For example, our mobile laser scanner allows us to complete survey projects, that typically take days, in just hours. See the Valleyview Airport project for more details.

Are you in Fort St. John, Grande Prairie, Or Peace River?

So are we. Contact us to discuss your next project.

We’ve been offering engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture, environmental services, and more in the Peace Region since 1977. Contact our offices in Fort St. John, Grande Prairie, or Peace River to discuss your next project.

Sandy Ross

Fort St. John: Sandy Ross, BCLS, CLS, CEC – Branch Manager

T: 250-787-0356 | E:

“We are more than just oil and gas survey experts. Over the last 40 years, our Peace Region team has been involved in all aspects of the region’s development and progress (municipal development, engineering, construction inspection, survey) and we intend to continue thriving alongside you.”

Lucas Cairns

Grande Prairie: Lucas Cairns, PEng, PSurv, ALS, BCLS, CLS – Branch Manager

T: 780-532-0633 | E:

“In the Peace Region, we know what it takes to get your project done right. Our clients consistently rely on us to solve complicated problems that make others scratch their heads.”

Josh Warkentin

Peace River: Josh Warkentin, PEng – Division Manager

T: 780-428-5050 | E:

“The Peace Region is built on community. I love working here because it’s all about relationships – people helping people.”

Unrivaled services available in your backyard.

With over 50 years of experience in the Peace Region, our professionals have the experience your project needs.


We’re an industry leader in geomatics in the Peace Region. Our local survey crews and technical employees work closely with our clients in the local resource, infrastructure, and construction industries, and within the communties we help build.

Visit our Geomatics page to learn more about these services.

GIS and Remote Sensing

From data collection to the final deliverable, McElhanney’s custom mapping products can help you identify key features of your project area, including sensitive areas, important boundaries, routes, and more.

Visit our GIS and remote sensing page to learn more about these services.

Surveying Peace River


Municipal Engineering

McElhanney has a long history of partnering with municipalities on all aspects of infrastructure planning, design, and construction projects. We offer an integrated approach to projects through the collaboration of our engineering, contract administration, environmental, planning, and landscape architecture specialists.

Transportation Engineering

Our transportation team provides a full range of services for roads, highways, trails, and transit systems. We set our work apart by beginning with the end in mind, and having in-depth design guideline knowledge to take projects through every design stage, tendering, construction supervision, and contract administration.

Structural Engineering

Our structural engineers provide designs for industrial, institutional, commercial, and high-end residential structures. Additionally, we offer highly specialized structural, mechanical, and civil engineering services to the mountain resort industry, including ski lifts and trail bridges.

Materials Testing

McElhanney has in-house materials testing laboratories throughout BC to deliver prompt locally focused materials testing services. Complementing our local laboratories, our fleet of mobile laboratories enables our qualified technicians to provide responsive on-site services, even in remote areas.

Visit our engineering page to learn more about these services.

Proven experience.

Check out some of our recent work in your region. To view more of our projects, visit our portfolio.

Valleyview Airport Runway Study, Valleyview, AB

Client: Town of Valleyview | Year: 2021

McElhanney Truck at Valleyview Airport

Services Provided:

Site review and recommendations with airport expert; geotechnical study; mobile laser scan; project management.

Benefit to the Client:

The Town of Valleyview needed a firm that could bring together a variety of services at an affordable price to understand the scope of work necessary to rehabilitate their local airport. McElhanney’s team of technical experts delivered the study on time and on budget, despite tight deadlines.

Brief Project Summary:

The Town of Valleyview’s airport is primarily used by local pilots and for critical services, such as air ambulances. When reports revealed that the runway surface was nearing its end, McElhanney enlisted a regional airport expert to provide recommendations for next steps. To meet the Town’s budget, without sacrificing quality or survey detail, our team recommended the use of Mobile Laser Scanning which provided higher quality data in a fraction of the time required by conventional methods.

Attachie / Altares Development, Near Hudson’s Hope, BC

Client: Arc Resources Ltd. | Year: 2018 – Ongoing

ARC Pipeline Rendering

Services Provided:

Modelling; design; survey; remote sensing; mine planning / permitting; and GIS.

Benefit to the Client:

Arc Resources Ltd. required a variety and considerable volume of infrastructure from a consultant they could trust. McElhanney’s multi-disciplinary team leveraged their professional expertise to assist with multiple projects across a range of disciplines, eliminating the need for Arc to hire multiple consultants.

Brief Project Summary:

Though not as remote as some areas of Northeast BC, the watercourses and ground conditions at the Attachie / Altares field make it challenging to access. McElhanney’s dedicated team were quick to react, presenting multiple solutions to problems encountered and generating plans, mapping, spatial files, and reports in a timely manner. Our solutions allowed Arc to gather data efficiently and accurately.

Local in the Peace Region

and everywhere in Western Canada.

Lesley Spencer
– Lesley Spencer, EIT, Land Surveyor (Fort St. John)

“I have enjoyed living and working in the Peace Region as a student employee and now full time. The variety of work across different industries has provided me with several learning opportunities. I look forward to contributing to the region’s continued success.”

Over 20 disciplines are available for you.

With 25+ offices in Western Canada, our teams are ready to get to work on your next project. We’ve been offering survey, engineering, planning, environmental services, and more in the Peace Region for almost 50 years.

Learn more about McElhanney’s service offerings, locations, and career opportunities in the Peace Region and beyond.