Wayfinding Project

The best wayfinding systems do much more than simply guide people to their destinations. They provide consistency and a sense of familiarity in the navigational system, making residents and visitors feel at home and welcome. Great wayfinding enhances the ambiance and attractiveness of the community, and it builds and promotes a community’s brand, theme or character. The new wayfinding system will provide the Town of Okotoks with opportunities to:

  • promote key destinations throughout the community such as shopping districts, recreation facilities, parks and pathways;
  • provide navigational support to visitors so they can more easily find their way to their planned destinations;
  • help visitors discover new points of interest as they travel;
  • promote a sense of civic pride; and
  • facilitate the potential for economic benefits due to increased visitor traffic through local businesses and services.

Phase II - Park, Location, Trailhead, Trail Marker and Light Pole Banner Signage

Phase II of wayfinding signage installation is underway and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2023. Phase II includes only the signs identified below. Phase III will begin in 2023, and will be completed before the end of the year.


Phase 1 - Pedestrian and Vehicle Directional Signage

Design of a Wayfinding Signage program was completed in 2021, and the Town is commencing phase 1 of implementation with installation of the following signs in 2022. Installation is scheduled August 2-12 and expected to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting. Phase 1 includes only the signs identified here; future phases will continue to be built out over time.

Background Information

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