Looking at these wonderful pics just shows the effort, time and money that has gone into making this park in Canada accessible for all.
After years of collaboration and planning, one of the world’s greatest natural and cultural wonders is now infinitely more accessible.
SCI BC’s Accessibility Specialist Glenys SnowDymond guides us through Naikoon Provincial Park, the important notions of universal design and thematic access, and her own deep-rooted connection to accessibility in Canada’s parks and wilderness.
Understanding that this area has great significance to the Haida Nation and is the seat of important myths and legends, it was essential to present the virtual hike in an appropriate manner for the Haida people and the global community.
One section of the Boardwalk goes to the top of Tow Hill while the lower level continues, flowing through the forest—tranquil, interesting, exhilarating—travelling beside the Hiellen River Estuary.
On the east side of the Hiellen River, Old Massett Village Council has built the Hiellen Longhouse Village.
This culturally-appropriate eco-tourism, health and conference centre is still under development. Currently, you’ll find access to the main meeting Longhouses, with modest access to the accommodation longhouses. Discussions ensue to develop universally accessible accommodations.