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Fort Wellington restoration to begin with palisade removal


The first phase of rehabilitation work

of the fortifications at Fort Wellington National Historic Site will begin

this spring. Work will involve removing the palisade surrounding the fort

to prepare the site for intensive work that is scheduled for the fall.

Parks Canada is restoring the fort's battlements including the fraise,

revetment wall, palisade, and entrance gate. The construction work is a

part of a two-year rehabilitation project to improve infrastructure and

enhance visitor experience at Fort Wellington National Historic Site.

Visitor and worker safety is a top priority for Parks Canada. Work has been

scheduled in the fort's off-season to minimise disruptions to the public,

although parts of the fort field may be impassable while work is underway.

While on location, members of the public are advised to exercise caution

and to follow instructions from signage, staff, and contractors. Fort

Wellington National Historic will open for the regular operating season on

May 19th 2018.

This work is part of the unprecedented $3 billion investment over 5-years

to support Parks Canada's infrastructure work to heritage, tourism,

waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites,

national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. As a

leader in the protection of built heritage, Parks Canada is committed to

preserving the unique and authentic history of Fort Wellington National

Historic Site.

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