McElhanney’s in house web mapping platform, Vertisee, was used to host all of the relevant project information including current and historical assets, orthophoto, LiDAR and field crew assessments.
McElhanney designed and implemented a mobile field program and desktop conversion of various data sources to update Metro Vancouver Regional District’s spatial database of all assets owned and maintained by the Parks department.
With the Malahat Corridor Improvement Project, the BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure has been improving the safety of Hwy 1 by installing a median barrier and other upgrades. The stretch of highway which runs through Goldstream Provincial Park is challenging to design solutions for, as it is constrained by the river immediately running next to it, and by park lands on both sides.
Working closely with the town, McElhanney proposed new designs for these parks that will add a fresh sense of place to the community and give residents spaces where they can relax and reconnect with nature.
McElhanney, along with subconsultants Level Playing Field and Ron Wickman Architect, developed the Accessibility Construction Guidelines for Alberta Environment and Parks. The manual prescribes how to reduce barriers for challenged populations, giving them equal access to the splendor of Alberta’s parks.
Over the past decade, comfort camping, known to many as ‘glamping’, has become increasingly popular as people seek out comforts not offered by traditional tent camping.
The Parks Canada Campground manual forms the foundation for developmental standard and design guides for existing and new campgrounds. With the original manual created in 1972 and last updated in 1992, Parks Canada needed a new edition for modern visitors. McElhanney was given the opportunity to update and develop the manual to guide the renewal of campgrounds and associated facilities throughout Canada’s national parks.
Glenbow Ranch Park, AB – The Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Management Plan will be the premier guidance document for the park’s future. McElhanney’s plan addresses the park’s existing problems while developing an overall vision for the future.
The existing Anniversary Park site was in need of an upgrade for a multitude of reasons. The previous park wasn’t formally developed and the limited infrastructure was near the end of its lifecycle.