Core Services

Lifeways of Canada Limited is a full-service heritage consulting company with the capacity to carry out projects of varying scope throughout western Canada. From single well sites to large industrial developments, we have the experienced staff and in-house resources to provide necessary assistance for all stakeholders. We offer a full range of services dealing with archaeological, historical and traditional use studies. These studies may be integrated with other environmental, economic and social impact and management studies, or as stand-alone investigations. Our clients include private and public developers in many economic sectors, various First Nations and both research and regulatory/administrative organizations.

Lifeways provides professional expertise for the following types of developments:

  • Oilsands Developments
  • Residential and Commercial Subdivisions – from country residential to high density, large or small
  • Forestry
  • Well Sites and Access Roads
  • Pipelines – single tie-ins, gathering systems or large transmission lines including Class 1 projects.
  • Large-scale, multi-year energy and other extraction developments requiring EIA reporting, including conventional oilsand mining and SAGD
  • Wind Farms
  • Transportation developments including Highways and Raillines
  • Communication and power transmission developments, ranging from single cell tower locations to high-tension electrical transmissions
  • Reclamation or Stabilization projects
  • Tourism and Recreation areas
  • Dams, Reservoirs, Impoundments and Diversions
  • Land Claims
  • Modelling and Constraints Mapping
  • Directed Research


Protection of cultural properties and resources are regulated by relevant municipal provincial, territorial or federal legislation. Developments which may affect these resources are required to conform to the relevant approval process. Lifeways’ staff are intimately familiar with these requirements throughout most jurisdictions in western Canada and are ready to provide the services that will satisfy these requirements.


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Did you know that...

That toolstones were transported to Alberta from as far away as North Dakota by Precontact peoples?