New wayfinding signage has debuted in Prince Rupert, B.C., to help improve navigation and accessibility throughout the city.
According to a report from Yahoo.com, Visit Prince Rupert began installing the signs on Dec. 14. They include directions for attractions and services, as well as estimated walking times to each destination. These signs will also feature work from local artists and are designed to reflect the city’s newly established brand.
In addition to the wayfinding signage, the city will install new welcome signs at both entrances from the highway. They will feature a message in the Sm’algyax language, as well as work from artist Russell Mather.
The report states Tourism Prince Rupert applied for grants to cover the costs of the signage, so it would not affect the city’s budget.
Through this project, the city aims to bolster appeal to the downtown area with the addition of public art and provide opportunities for the inclusion of the Sm’algyax language locally.