Adjacent to the MacEwan Terrace Garden and the Enabling Garden, you’ll find the Sensory Path, an area specifically designed to allow individuals with vision loss to experience the wonders of nature, and to remind all our visitors that the beauty of nature exists in more than just what we see. Along the Path you’ll find tactile features including wildlife artifacts, tree bark samples, and animal track engravings.
Supplementary information about the local environment and history are available through Braille on Sensory Path signage and through VOICEYE codes placed at the top right corner of several signs along the Path. You’ll also find text on signage displayed in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Indigenous people who first called this area home, and who still do.
Download the VOICEYE app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to scan the VOICEYE codes and reveal supplementary information about natural features, wildlife, and the history of Riverwood’s land. Supplementary information accessed through the VOICEYE app can be scaled to various text sizes or read aloud through your smartphone.
To ensure that features along the Sensory Path can be enjoyed by future visitors, we kindly ask that everyone engaging with the Sensory Path does so with care. This means gently handling artifacts, bark samples, and other tactile elements. Thank you for helping us preserve the Path for the benefit of all our visitors.
Special thanks to longtime volunteer of The Riverwood Conservancy, Pat Kelly, for his design and construction of the animal artifact display case, and to the Halton Woodworkers for crafting and contributing the animal track board and leaf jigsaw puzzle to the Sensory Path.