A new wheelchair accessible interpretive trail opened today at the Wolf Creek campground. Minister of Environment Pauline Frost, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Chief Kristina Kane, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Councillor Jessie Dawson as well as Elders and project partners were on hand for the official opening.
Tän Tágà Shro, or “trail (to the) big river,” was developed collaboratively by the Government of Yukon, Kwänlin Dün First Nation, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, and the City of Whitehorse. It is the territory’s second wheelchair accessible trail.
The trail features interpretive signage in English, French and Southern Tutchone – the first of its kind in Yukon territorial parks. The place names, maps, and signposts for the trail are also written in Southern Tutchone.
Spending time in nature is good for the mind, body and soul, and is something all Yukoners should have the opportunity to enjoy. This accessible trail allows more Yukoners to get out, enjoy nature, and have memorable recreation experiences. The multi-lingual interpretive signage also provides an important opportunity for locals and visitors to see and learn different languages. Thanks to all those who were involved with making this trail a reality.
Minister of Environment Pauline Frost
The trail is wheelchair accessible with an accessible kiosk and outhouse at the trailhead, and an accessible picnic table at the lookout. Within Wolf Creek campground there are also two accessible campsites.
The Government of Yukon’s first wheelchair accessible trail was Beaver Pond trail in Tombstone Territorial Park. We are working on a third wheelchair accessible trail at Pine Lake campground.
CanNor provided approximately $55,000 in funding to make both the Wolf Creek and Pine Lake trails wheelchair accessible.
The project included training and employment opportunities for First Nations youth.