The five galleries at Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung are perhaps the most unique aspects of the Visitors Centre. Not only do they portray a significant story of the Ojibway people, but also, the Visitors Centre is built into the river bank. As you visit each gallery, you descend towards the river, and with each step, you go further back in time.
From the beginning, the goal was to create an interpretive centre that was an integral part of its environment.? Built into the riverbank, it?s barely visible.
Once inside, there?s an adventure waiting.? Descending into the various levels, the unprecedented design leads you on a journey through time with one of Canada?s first peoples, the Anishnaabeg.
Exploration begins as we tell the story of how the Anishinaabeg came to be on Mother Earth.
After an introduction to the wild rice harvest, so important to our way of life, visitors become time travellers, moving back through the period of the fur trade, and then into the millennia before Europeans came to our land.
The journey continues until at last, the traveller arrives at the very beginnings of human habitation.
At the final level, our efforts to preserve and protect this sacred land are revealed.? At the the conservation exhibit, visitors learn that the importance of the Manitou Mounds site extends beyond its cultural significance?Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung is also a biological treasure trove.?