April 30, 2021

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) 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 signage project the 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,” explains Mark Harrison, CVRD Manager of Parks, “we want to ensure that park users are able to interpret, read and understand the signs.”

From May 1 until May 31 fill out the online survey to provide your 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.

We are not seeking feedback on the incorporation of the Ayajuthem language or cultural elements incorporated within the signage.

All feedback received will be reviewed and incorporated where appropriate.

To learn more about more ways to get involved visit www.connectcvrd.ca/sealbay 

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contact:

Mark Harrison, Manager of Parks