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Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Waterfront Development

Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, Ontario

Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation is located along the shore of Rainy Lake. This Waterfront Development provides an extensive boardwalk route that connects the community’s band office to the end of a scenic peninsula, punctuated with opportunities to rest enjoy the natural landscape. The project includes design of a boardwalk, shade structure, pavilion, fish cleaning station, boat docking area, associated plantings, and phasing plan.

Located next to the band office at the southern end of the project, a pavilion and outdoor gathering area connects to a series of descending boardwalk terraces. The terraces lead down to a boardwalk that runs along the lake shore and connects to a beach area to the north. At the end of the boardwalk, a wood deck provides an area for community gatherings, and a dock on the water complements beach recreational activities. North of the beach, a peninsula extends over 100 metres into the lake. A boardwalk weaves through rock and trees, providing universal access from the beach to the peninsula’s end.