About Pimachiowin Aki
Interesting Places, Natural, Nature Reserves, Other Nature Conservation Areas
Pimachiowin Aki (which means Land that gives life in Ojibwe, ᐱᒪᒋᐅᐃᐧᓂ ᐊᑭ) is a large UNESCO World Heritage Site and proposed UNESCO biosphere reserve located in the Boreal Forest that covers parts of Manitoba and Ontario. The project area includes over 43,000 square kilometres (17,000 sq mi) is in similar size to the area of Denmark and would mean that it would be larger than 100 other countries in the world. The project is also supported by five First Nations reserves including Poplar River First Nation, Little Grand Rapids First Nation, Pauingassi First Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, and Bloodvein First Nation. The area also includes the Manitoba Provincial Wilderness Park of Atikaki Provincial Park and the Ontario Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. The World Heritage Site’s original proposal started with the signing of the Protected Areas and First Nation Resource Stewardship in 2002 by the First Nations of Little Grand Rapids, Pauingassi, Poplar River and Pikangikum.