Wayfinding system facts

Things you might not know about Squamish’s new wayfinding signs

1. The wayfinding system was designed to bring the Squamish ‘Hardwired for Adventure’ brand to life, and to set Squamish apart as a destination for adventure, recreation, tourism, and business.

2. The materials chosen are durable and authentic, and will stand up to our typical west coast weather. The corten steel will weather to a deep “rust” colour over time.

3. The signs pay tribute to the Squamish wind. The shapes and contours of the signs reflect the ideas of wind movement, like a sail, and incorporate elements that capture Squamish’s adventurous spirit and outdoor rituals, like rock climbing.

4. The design essence encompasses the Squamish culture and lifestyle. We are active, modern, youthful, innovative and bold.

5. Teal was introduced in the gateway signs as a tribute to the glacial blue of Howe Sound. The system’s colour palette embodies the colours of an expanded Squamish brand palette.

6. The signs incorporate Eye of the Creator carvings to illustrate our past and future, and to acknowledge our proud First Nations heritage.

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  • Stacey Tobar Aug 30, 2019, 4:01 PM (4 years ago)

    These are beautiful, thoughtful, and interesting. Well done!

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