As the popularity of the Yamnuska recreation area grew over recent years, so did the number of rescues. Could improved trails reduce risk?
The Nisga’a Village of Gitwinksihlkw was ready for a Trail Master Plan and Detailed Design for their Saasak Hills Trail and River Walk.
RVC needed someone to guide their efforts as they developed Fredericton’s Woolastook Mountain Bike Trails into a premier riding destination.
By expanding its summer operations to include a mountain coaster, Cypress Mountain aimed to further secure its reputation as a summer destination.
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.
Parks Canada Agency challenged McElhanney to design the Badlands Parkway to minimize impacts to the wildlife and overall ecosystem.
Design Scenarios for Okanagan Falls Town Centre 2016 | Okanagan Falls, BC – Okanagan Falls is located at the south end of Skaha Lake in BC. A private landowner and commercial real estate developer hired McElhanney to design alternative concepts for the community’s town centre.
Jasper Tramway Upgrades 2012 | Jasper SkyTram whisks people to 2300m elevation, providing access to boardwalks and hiking trails to the summit of Whistler’s Mountain. What started out as an upgrade design for the tram’s braking system has turned into a long-term relationship between McElhanney and the owners.
High Rockies Trail Completed in 2017, this approximately 80 km portion of the Trans Canada Trail connects the Elk Valley of British Columbia to Banff National Park, and offers breath-taking views of the Rocky Mountains. The Trail accommodates a wide variety of uses (biking, hiking, skiing, etc.) along its length.
The City of Calgary retained McElhanney to complete a public washroom study along the City’s regional pathways. The project was designed to increase the quality of experience through available, accessible, clean, and safe public washroom facilities.