Accessibility upgrades at Tse’K’wa are expected to be completed this week.
CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. — Accessibility upgrades at Tse’K’wa are expected to be completed this week.
Executive director of the Tse’K’wa Heritage Society, Alyssa Currie, said these new upgrades will provide more accessibility to the outhouse and archeology dome at the historic site.
“We did have non-accessible access to our outhouses previously, but this enhancement will ensure that the slope meets the three-degree grade required for accessible standards,” said Currie.
She added a more gradual slope will make things easier for people with mobility issues, wheelchair users, and people who want to come in with kids and bring strollers.
“When we first started with the infrastructure developments, we worked closely with Access BC and Spinal Cord Injury BC to identify areas of priority and found out that accessible bathrooms and accessible parking were the main priorities for the people,” said Currie.
“Without these upgrades, the site as a whole is not accessible,” Currie said.
Other recent upgrades on the site include an interpretive trail to Kwą̂-ẕâa watsáádzéʔ (old camp), an accessible ramp to the patio, and universal design outhouses and a picnic table.