Federal Tent Hostel at Coppermine (NU)

Dates of Operation
March 27, 1951 - September 30, 1959
The Coppermine Tent Hostel opened in 1955 in what is now Nunavut. Students lived in wood-framed field tents and attended a federally funded day school in Coppermine. While the tents were easy to build, they were drafty, easily damaged by high winds, and difficult to heat. The hostel operated five months a year and housed 20 to 30 students most of whom were from the Coppermine area. In 1959 the hostel closed and most students were transferred to Inuvik. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Anglican Church of Canada

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Alternate Name(s)
Coppermine Experimental Tent Hostel
Coppermine Tent Hostel
Coppermine Tent Hostel School
Tent Hostel


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Federal Tent Hostel at Coppermine (built)