Canol Trail Shelters

Various sites on the Canol Trail, Northwest Territories

Completed in 2020

These emergency shelters are being assembled in a several locations along the remote, rugged 350-km-long Canol Trail, which runs from Norman Wells to the Yukon border. ⁠

As there is no access to these sites by road, the shelters were designed to be packaged and flown in by helicopter, along with a small, efficient assembly crew. ⁠The structure consists of a light steel frame system and structural insulated panels (SIPs), with log wall infill that is either flown in, or harvested from the surrounding area, depending on the site. ⁠

The interiors are minimal, with sleeping bunks and a woodstove for heat.⁠