Prescott – 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 minimize 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.
Parks Canada will continue to provide updates on this project as work progresses.