Yellowhead County’s heritage signs give viewers a glimpse into the rich heritage that is tied to this area and highlights the people, stories, and land that have helped build the region’s history through transportation, culture, and industry.
New interpretive signs have been placed in several locations around Yellowhead County highlighting the history and natural environment around them. These signs educate readers on what they are looking at and offers insights into the history of the area and highlight features of the environment and our interaction with it.
These newest signs focus on the connection between mining and Evansburg, the exciting past of Robb, and the recently decommissioned Rosevear Ferry that connected communities in the Rosevear across the McLeod River for generations.
These new informational signs that showcase the local history are only a few of the signs put up in Yellowhead County over the last several years. Over the past several years, Yellowhead County’s Heritage Advisory Group (with input from several local historians and organizations) has been developing the content for these signs.
More interpretive and landmark signage can also be found in Brule, at the Solomon Hill lookout on the way to Brule, near Luscar on the Cardinal Divide, and now in the Hamlet of Robb and Evansburg.
The signage covers information on the social aspects of living in these areas, the economic and industrial impacts that certain communities had in the area, exploration routes, environmental, and the significance and contribution of the local First-Nations and Métis to the development of the region.
Solomon Hill Signage
After a lot of diligent work from Yellowhead County’s Heritage Advisory Group and input from various local historians and other groups in the area, including the Hinton Historical Society, the new outdoor signage highlighting both the explorer David Thompson’s travels in Brule and other significant spots in the Brule area are up.
The two signs showcase many of the historical landmarks and locations in the Brule area. One focuses on Thompson, the explorer who, with the assistance of local First Nations and Métis explorers, established a route through the Rocky Mountains beginning in 1810 for the North West Company. The second sign has information on both historically relevant sites as well as geographical landmarks such as the nearby dunes and waterfalls.
The signs are located on the road out to Brule at the lookout pullover.
Athabasca River Launch