Story Trail Grand OpeningFriday, 7 June 2019 11:00 am - Friday, 7 June 2019 3:00 pm Tsútswecw Provincial Park
On Friday, June 7, the BC Parks Foundation and BC Parks are opening the first permanent Story Trail in BC: an interactive and interpretive trail in Tsútswecw Provincial Park, built on the traditional territory of the Secwépemc people, that tells the story of native plants and landscape features in the area through the voices of local youth.
Visitors will scan signage along the trail to hear students and their teacher from Chase Secondary School’s Secwépemctsin language class share what they learned from their elders, inviting the public to celebrate the power of story, nature and culture, and discover the rich history of the land.
The Story Trail is a collaboration between the BC Parks Foundation and BC Parks, with the support of the Little Shuswap Lake, Adams Lake and Neskonlith bands, Chase Secondary School, School District No. 73 (SD73), the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (Wild BC) and the Adams Lake Division of Interfor, who donated local cedar for trail signage.
I can't conceive of anything being more varied, rich and handsome than planet earth: its crowning beauty is the natural world. I want to soak it up, to understand it ... then put it together and express it in my painting. This is the way I want to dedicate my life.”