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Signs welcome visitors to Tla’amin territory

Active transportation maps provide information about trails

qathet residents may have recently noticed that three new signs have popped-up around City of Powell River.

Funded by the qathet Regional Cycling Association, they include the newly installed sign at Willingdon Beach, the third of the new signs, according to Shawna Rahier, the city’s parks, recreation, culture and marketing communications coordinator.

The other locations are in Townsite on the highway-side of the Townsite Market, and on Joyce Avenue, near the bridge to Powell River Recreation Complex.

“The project ties into the city's active transportation plan, which aims to enable and encourage more walking, cycling and other types of active transportation in Powell River,” stated Rahier. “The signage illustrates various land- and water-based recreation amenities, including our amazing trail system. City staff worked with Tla’amin [Nation] to honour and recognize their traditional place names.”

The signs also include QR codes for more detailed information, descriptions and specifics of a trail or a park area. The QR code will link to the Trailforks map on mobile devices.

Rahier mentioned that more signs are planned over the next two to three years.

“We are planning on benches, bike racks and water bottle filling stations such as the one at Alberni Park,” she added.

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