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.

Latest update

10 April 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


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


Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
P.O. Box 236
Maitland Bridge, Nova Scotia B0T 1B0
Telephone: 902-682-2770
Email: kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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