Signage on the Lake Huron North Channel Expansion of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
The Lake Huron North Channel expansion of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail will be a signed cycling / hiking / walking route from Lake Ramsay in Sudbury ON, to Lake Superior in the Township of Prince, ON, and is a proud part of the Trans-Canada Trail. Clear and consistent signage is critical to people’s enjoyment of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. Their confidence in the signage program will affect their decision to go beyond local community, their willingness to return to the route in the future, and their recommendations to other cyclists.
Signage is also one of the most common ways people learn about the new Trail, and therefore plays a major role in marketing and promotional objectives for the Lake Huron North Channel Trail and the communities it connects. A Signage Toolkit has been developed to create a standard way-finding program for the Lake Huron North Channel Waterfront Trail and will allow users to travel seamlessly from one municipality to the next.
Download the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and Partners Signage and Logos
- Marks the route
Each designation sign below is 450mm by 450mm. The wayfinding sign below is approximately 450mm by 600mm.
Signage on the route will be co-branded as part of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). Signs will be displayed in a vertical stacked configuration, with the Trans Canada Trail blaze prominent. On roadways under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation, the TCT and GLWT blazes will be placed below a Provincial Cycle Route blaze, with the Provincial sign prominent.
Waterfront Trail combined with Trans Canada Trail directional sign
Where the Lake Huron North Channel route travels on an roadway under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation, a Provincial Cycle Route marker will be stacked above TCT/GLWT blazes.
Presently, six communities along the Lake Huron North Channel will host a trailhead sign. Below is a draft example of the trailhead design for the communities of Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township.
Signage Audit A signage audit of the Lake Huron North Channel route was completed between September 25 and 29 of 2016. The interactive map below shows recommended locations of LHNC route signage that were identified during the audit. The inventory of this signage, grouped by community, can be downloaded here.
Alternately, you can download the results in csv or gpx format.
Signage Audit Map instructions: Signage Audit to be completed September, 2016