Brief: Public input sought on new wayfinding strategy for Revelstoke

City, Tourism Revelstoke, partnering on wayfinding strategy to increase civic pride and elevate visitor experience.

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The City of Revelstoke is asking for public input on a wayfinding strategy for the city. Photo: Louise Stanway/ Revelstoke Mountaineer.

The city of Revelstoke is asking for the public’s input on a new wayfinding strategy for the community.

In a media release the city said it has partnered with Tourism Revelstoke to develop a wayfinding strategy and implementation plan that will help increase civic pride among residents and elevate the overall visitor experience. Wayfinding includes signage and directional tools that help to identify where you are, find what you are looking for, and confirm you have arrived at your desired destination.

The city has engaged the services of Cygnus Group from Revelstoke to help audit the community’s existing signage and wayfinding assets. The consulting group will then make recommendations on how the establish an effective wayfinding program. The first step in this process is an online survey that will help collect local input on some of the unique aspects of the city. The online survey can be found here and is available until June 9, 2019. There is also a public workshop at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Thursday, May 30 from 6p.m.–9p.m.

Completion of the strategy is slated for August 2019 with implementation of Phase 1 recommendations estimated to begin between Sept. 2019 and Sept. 2020.