The Museum at Campbell River will soon launch a new app. 

And it will give people a deeper experience when they visit the Elk Falls Provincial Park. 

The Elk Falls Alive app brings the landscape alive with mini documentaries and nature videos. The app also has a tourism map and a wildlife and flora identifier. 

The goal of the app is to pass down stories and history in a convenient and engaging way. 

“We have a deep history in the area and our Elders have many stories to tell,” Wei Wai Kum Nation’s Chief Councillor Chris Roberts said.

“This unique software promises to engage people in a way that is modern and appealing to all generations. We are confident that it will increase knowledge of our history and rights in the region while enhancing visitor experience.”

Museum at Campbell River executive director Sarah Parrish says the app will help the museum adapt and reach people.

“Museums have stayed static while the world is changing,” Parrish said.

“This project will connect visitors to the region’s history, stories, and Indigenous culture not included in our permanent displays.”

The Island Coastal Economic Trust says the app will be available to download across all platforms. Visitors can access content while inside the park or remotely. 

The project will be complete by the end of 2020.