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Mnjikaning Fish Weirs

Mnjikaning Fish Weirs

Mnjikaning Fish Weirs is the largest and best-preserved wooden fish weirs known in eastern North America, in use from approximately 3,300 B.C. “Mnjikaning” is an Ojibway word meaning “the place of the fish fence”, which is located at the narrows between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Mnjinkaning Fish Weirs is a National Historic Site. Fish have been harvested here continuously for 5000 years.

ERA worked with a team of consultants to develop an interpretive strategy for a prehistoric fish corralling site for the First Nation’s Mnjikaning Fish Fence Circle and Parks Canada.

Location
Rama, Ontario
Client
Parks Canada
Date
1999
Expertise
Sector

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