The Learning Wigwam

Exterior of the Learning Wigwam in the woods showing birch bark constructionVisitors have the opportunity to experience traditional Aboriginal culture in an intimate setting as they sit around an open fire in the Learning Wigwam.

The Learning Wigwam offers the ultimate forum for intimate retreats, meetings, and overnight school programs. This towering 25-foot high structure covered with birch bark is designed in the style of the traditional 19th - century wigwam used by the Ojibwa people in Northwestern Ontario. Modern reinforcing and insulation have been incorporated into the structure to make it waterproof as well as to improve its comfort and durability. This unique encampment is located outside the palisade of the Fort along the picturesque Kaministiquia River and is surrounded by
pristine forest.

Capacity: 25 - 30 students overnight
              up to 50 students during the day
              30 - 40 adults (comfortably)

Dimensions: 25' x 30' feet 

The interior of the Learning Wigwam showing red striped historic blankets on ground 

Standard Equipment:

  • Central interior fire pit
  • Outdoor cooking area