Elk Falls Discovery Centre

The temporary interpretive centre at Elk Falls Provincial Park attracts thousands of visitors every year. APA was hired to conduct a feasibility study for a permanent visitor centre in the park. Our firm collaborated with multiple stakeholder and Indigenous groups to envision how a new centre could support the mission of each group and how each group could contribute to this central interpretive […]

Meewasin Valley Centre

The Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon is dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural heritage resources of the river valley. In recent years, it has been undertaking a major urban renewal project of its river front area to increase public appreciation of, and access to, this important resource. At the heart of this development is […]

Qaryat al Sarab Heritage Village

The Qaryat al Sarab Heritage Village provide guests to the Liwa Oasis with the opportunity to experience traditional Emirati ways of life. Our interpretation focused on a conceptual journey, showing links between the seasonal movements and practices of traditional nomadic Bedu, and the cultural heritage and identity of Emiratis today. In the process, visitors experience […]

Carl Hayden Visitor Center

The Carl Hayden Visitor Center is a significant stop for visitors to Lake Powell and Arizona’s canyon country region. It orients tourists to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and interprets the storied natural and cultural history of the region. APA is working to develop new exhibits for the busy interpretive center by weaving together […]

Denali National Park

The Denali National Park and Preserve welcomes more than half a million visitors annually. Most visitors arrive in summer and see a fraction of Denali’s vast, subarctic wilderness. APA developed interactive exhibits, artifact displays, re-created environments and multimedia productions that transport visitors to the wilderness that sprawls beyond the short park road, showcasing Denali’s dramatic […]

SAM Western Heritage Centre

The Calgary Stampede has been celebrating southern Alberta’s western values and heritage for over 100 years through educational offerings, youth programs and one of the largest competitive rodeos in the world. The new SAM Western Heritage Centre will be a flagship project for the Calgary Stampede. APA’s concept design weaves together dynamic interactive experiences with […]

Piikani

The Piikani First Nation’s new Travel Centre will serve tourists and travelers and bring much-needed economic benefits to their community. APA designed a concept for this small but mighty interpretive area. Hands-on and immersive experiences showcase a vibrant, living culture?and tell a story not told anywhere else.

Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark

Kennecott has been a copper mine, mill and ghost town. Now it’s a National Historic Landmark. The NPS wanted a site-wide experience that would not impact its historical character. APA’s approach centers on two principles: “use a light touch” and “help visitors distinguish between old and new.” Mobile devices and the visitor center deliver deep […]

Chinatown Storytelling Centre

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation tells the momentous story of Chinese immigrants to Canada at a new centre in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Exhibits focus on pivotal moments for Vancouver’s Chinese Canadian community, from completing the Canadian Pacific Railway to winning the right to vote. A lantern-like theatre offers space for community gatherings, lectures, […]

Surrey Biofuel Facility

The Surrey Biofuel Facility is a part of the City of Surrey’s closed-loop waste to the energy system, converting organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) through anaerobic digestion. APA worked with the City of Surrey to develop hands-on chemistry exhibits mechanical interactives and digital experiences that engage kids in the science behind each step […]