Just 35 minutes east of Edmonton lies a natural wonderland open all year long! Spread a blanket and gaze at a starry sky free from city lights or follow the footprints of a bison and learn how this magnificent animal was brought back from near extinction. In addition to being an important refuge for bison, elk and more than 250 bird species, Elk Island National Park is also an oasis of calm for day picnickers and overnight campers alike.
Elk Island National Park (EINP) of Canada is located 45km east of Edmonton, Alberta. It is the sixth oldest of Canada’s forty-six national parks. EINP was initially created as a wildlife sanctuary for Elk in 1906, however, the park is now recognized, world-wide, for its conservation efforts for plains and wood bison.
Parks Canada desired a turn-key, creative solution for its interior exhibit which included content development, conceptual design, writing, detailed design, fabrication and installation.
To optimizing visitor flow and the overall visitor experience, we assisted Parks Canada with the placement of all project elements, including exhibits, orientation information, retail and a children’s area. Sperry Design also recommended various exhibit types, technologies, materials and platforms to best enhance and promote EINP’s overall storyline, interpretive themes and key messages. The delivery of the overall interpretive storyline was also aided through the use of striking images and design layouts. All project elements were geared toward EINP’s key markets and potential emerging markets.
The new VIC enhances and improves the visitor experience at EINP, is interactive and immersive, family-oriented and safe, relevant to key markets and accessible to all visitors. The final exhibit compliments the uinique landscape and viewplanes at EINP.