The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) have awarded $15,000 to the Town of Qualicum Beach
through the Age-Friendly Communities Program.
This project will create age-friendly wayfinding for the Town's trail networks. New signage will be posted at
key trails, with details on trail accessibility, such as the level of difficulty (trail length, elevation, grade), access
to washrooms, and linkages to other trails. These details will allow users to determine suitability of a trail to
match their ability and needs, and give them the confidence to undertake more trails.
This project will also implement a series of guided walks that incorporate safely building physical strength
through walking, and how to use the trail wayfinding to its greatest potential to encourage future use.
Mayor Brian Wiese says “Through this wayfinding project, we hope to enable our trail users to feel safe and
confident in getting out into nature, getting a little exercise, and enjoying the beautiful trails that thread
throughout Qualicum Beach.”
The project is currently in the initial stages, and an RFP is the next step.
Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP
Director of Planning