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 […]
Parks Canada’s newest National Marine Conservation Area is celebrated at this visitor center. Exhibits unlock the Great Lake’s biggest mysteries, such as shipwrecks, 30-foot waves and world-record-sized fish.
The new visitor center in Great Basin National Park orients visitors to the entire region and showcases the diversity of the park’s natural and cultural resources. Working with the theme, “Discover the unseen Great Basin”, APA developed an exhibit design concept and plans for the 1600 square foot main gallery.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
There is a story in the land at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a story set among the most ancient human civilizations, a story of national importance and international significance. Its chapters are in the earth and in the words passed down through generations, living on today in the beliefs, customs and institutions of Saskatchewan’s First Nations.
APA worked with Parks Canada and Indigenous stakeholders to delve deep into the history of the Cypress Hills region that surrounds the Fort Walsh Visitor Centre. Simple, effective digital interactives reveal cultural interconnections and give voice to many perspectives. Robust, physical interactives encourage families to get hands-on and engage with Canadian history for years to […]