Windigo Island Dock Replacement Project

Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation is proposing a flooding damage repair project, which will include the replacement of 19 existing crib docks, shoreline protection, and boardwalk replacement on AWZ #37 Windigo Island and Windfall Island. The new docks will be comprised of small fixed shore docks with attached ramps and floating docks to accommodate fluctuating water levels on Lake of the Woods. Shoreline erosion repair work at Windfall Island will involve the placement of riprap along the affected areas to protect against further bank erosion. The boardwalk between small and big Windigo Islands will be replaced to withstand extreme water levels and provide pedestrian access to essential services during natural hazards.

Latest update

June 20, 2024 – Indigenous Services Canada intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting public comments until July 20, 2024 respecting that determination.
June 20, 2024 - A public participation period is underway.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Public Comments Invited - June 20, 2024


Robyn Bolton
Indigenous Services Canada
Robyn Bolton, Environment Officer
100 Anemki Place
Suite 101
Fort William First Nation, Ontario P7J 1A5
Telephone: 807-358-1698

  • Location

    • Animakee Wa Zhing #37 (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Animakee Wa Zhing #37
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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