Peace-Athabasca Delta Field Station

The Peace-Athabasca Delta Field Station Project is a partnership between Parks Canada Agency and the Mikisew Cree First Nation, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, and the Fort Chipewyan Métis Association. The Field Station will provide a place to support research and monitoring programs in the delta. It will also be a place to host on-the-land events and other cultural activities led by the Indigenous communities.

The Field Station will be built at the poplar stand, an undisturbed patch of land located approximately 1km northwest of Chenal des Quatre Fourches on the North Branch. The Field Station constructed assets will include cabins, kitchen, sheltered lab/work area, washrooms, storage buildings, sheltered hall, fire pit, gathering area, activity spaces, a floating/removable dock, and wooden walkways for accessibility. The design will consider low-impact and green technology for construction and operation, and use approaches to allow the facility to scale up and adapt as user requirements evolve over time. Guidance for the ongoing development of the field station is being provided by a Steering Committee made up of Indigenous representatives and by a Design Working Group composed of community members and elders local to Fort Chipewyan.

Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2022 with tree clearing, site grading, and dock construction. All assets will be constructed in 2023, with construction completion by March 2024. Feasibility studies for site services (water supply, grey water disposal, electrical supply) are currently underway.


Latest update

October 13, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Wood Buffalo National Park
149 McDougal Rd
Box 750
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0
Telephone: 867-872-7960

  • Location

    • Detailed Impact Assessment, Wood Buffalo National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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