The Learning Wigwam PDF Print E-mail

learning_wigwam_exterior.pngVisitors 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 
Please download the PDF for a view of the floor plan


Standard Equipment:

  • Central interior fire pit
  • Outdoor cooking area

Contact Information

Fort William Historical Park     
1350 King Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7K 1L7

Reservations: 807-473-2344
Admissions: 807-473-2347
Administration: 807-577-8461
Emergency After Hours: 807-473-9750
Event Hotline: 807-473-2333
Giftshop: 807-473-2308

Administration Fax: (807) 473-2327
General Manager Fax: (807) 473-2336
Admissions Fax: (807) 473-2312

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