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