Old Anglican Church of Tulita
Tulita, Northwest Territories, X0E, Canada
Links and documents
1880/01/01 to 1885/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Old Anglican Church and lot in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman) is a territorially designated historic site. It is a single story log building with a gable roof and wooden steeple.
Built in c. 1880, this church is one of the oldest standing buildings in the Northwest Territories. The dovetailed log structure is an excellent example of the building style of the time, as well as fine craftsmanship. Its historical association with the Church of England is a testament to early Anglican missionary activities in Northern Canada. Legendary Anglican missionaries, such as Bishop William Carpenter Bompass, are also associated with the site. Located on the former Hudson's Bay lot in the historic centre of the community, the old Anglican Church speaks to the era of early contact between Europeans and northern Aboriginal people, and the establishment of the church, and commerce, that came with it.
Source: Consolidation of Historical Sites Declaration.
-simple log frame style and massing
-elements relating to its function as a church
-its original location in the historic centre of Tulita
Government of the Northwest Territories
Historical Resources Act
Territorial Historic Site
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Government of the Northwest Territories, Legislative Assembly Library, Yellowknife, Statutes and Regulations of the Northwest Territories.
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