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Tuesday, December 4 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Sessions on universal design, understanding who visits protected areas and changes in visitation levels
  • Heather Lamb and Nancy Harris - Universal design and its relevance in outdoor spaces: Exploring the benefits of inclusivity for individuals, communities and the economy
  • Lorraine Copas,  Alfiya Battalova and Craig Paulson- Accessibility needs of BC Parks users: Accessibility survey results
  • John Shultis and Stephanie Coulson - From famine to feast: Park agency responses to low and high visitation Trends from 2005-2018
  • Becs Hoskins and Andrew Day - Engaging visitors and social science research in BC Parks


Andrew Day

BC Parks Foundation

Becs Hoskins

Community Engagement Team, BC Parks

Heather Lamb

Spinal Cord Injury BC
Spinal Cord Injury BC's Access BC team has audited parks and outdoor spaces in several regions in BC and has auditing checklists and an online database with results from selected parks. Join us to learn what universal design is and how it enhances the experience in outdoor spaces... Read More →

John Shultis

From Famine to Feast: Park Agency Responses to Low and High Visitation Trends from 2005-2018 -- Beginning around 2005, many Western park agencies began to acknowledge that park visitation had been in decline for several years. Before this time, park agencies had typically associated... Read More →

Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
  Concurrent Sessions
  • Moderator John Shultis
  • AV Assistant Stephanie Coulson