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Parks Canada Campground Concepts & Design Manual

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.

Campground standards, visitor demographics and the environment have changed since the manual was created. Sustainability, accessibility, and modern conservation efforts need to be reflected in the new edition. McElhanney assisted with several aspects of this manual including:

  • Landscape Architecture Services
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Design, Science and Wildlife Mitigation
  • Parks and Recreation Planning
  • Knowledge and practice of Sustainability & Dark Sky Preserves

McElhanney is proud to be assisting Parks Canada with the protection of our national parks. With environmental conscious design, visitors can appreciate Canada’s rugged beauty for years to come. This edition takes a modern, sustainable approach to parks planning. Sustainability initiatives, wildlife mitigation measures, dark sky preserves, increased recreation opportunities, and a universal campground design have all been incorporated. State of the art technical and design specifications help accommodate the current and future needs for campers across the country.

Parks Canada Campground Concepts & Design Manual
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