The Comox Valley Regional District and the K’ómoks First Nation last summer unveiled new directional signage at Seal Bay Nature Park. During completion of the 2019 Seal Bay Nature Park and Forest Management Plan, park users indicated improving directional signage as a top priority.
Generations of Indigenous peoples visited Seal Bay Park (referred to as ‘Xwee Xwhya Luq’ by KFN) for resource harvesting and to camp when traveling through the area by canoe. As part of the project, new signage includes the traditional Coast Salish First Nation language Ayajuthem. Trail names reflect a variety of natural park elements, and phonetic pronunciations help visitors learn and pronounce the Ayajuthem names.
“As we will be using the design of these signs as a template for park signs moving forward, we want to ensure that park users are able to interpret, read and understand the signs,” said Mark Harrison, CVRD manager of Parks.
From May 1-31, fill out an online survey to provide input on the following elements:
•Size and legibility of the signs.
•Size and clarity of icons.
•Visibility and clarity of trails and trail use on maps.
•Clarity of park rules.
The CVRD is not seeking feedback on incorporation of the Ayajuthem language or cultural elements incorporated within the signage.
Feedback will be reviewed and incorporated where appropriate.