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Wigwam Construction Interpretation Program

The project will involve the construction of a Mi'kmaq Wigwam at Merrymakedge area of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site between July and September, as part of an experiential interpretation activity with visitors, over two sessions per week. The intention is to build a durable structure that can be used in the future. Materials to be used in the construction of the Wigwam will include: Speckled alder (~30 stems), Paper birch (8 to 10 mature trees, harvested in spring), Spruce roots for stitching (~30m), Rocks (river cobbles) for fireplace hearths. The Wigwam will have an oval footprint (~5m x 6m). The footprint will need to be excavated ~0.3m below grade, preferably with a compact excavator. Individual holes will be hand-dug for each Alder stem. A storage shed will be temporarily moved to the site for the duration of construction for the storage of tools.


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Latest update

10 March 2020 – Parks Canada intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Parks Canada is inviting public comments until 09 April 2020 respecting that determination.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from 10 March to 09 April 2020 - March 10, 2020

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  • Location

    • Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Building and Property Development
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2020-03-10
  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    80547

Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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