Residents and visitors can take a closer look at the city thanks to a new binocular viewers installed at the top of Kalum Hill.
In recognition of Credit Union Day Oct. 19 and Canada’s 150th anniversary, Northern Savings donated four Hi-Spy Dual Viewers to each of the communities it operates.
“We are fortunate at Northern Savings to have our branches situated within some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Canada. [The viewers] will showcase the spectacular views in each area,” said Interim CEO, Fay Booker.
The binoculars are similar to those found at tourism hotspots, like Niagara Falls, but are positioned to be fully acceible for all. Each features one binocular mounted in a traditional manner for those standing, while a second is placed lower down to accommodate children and people in wheelchairs.
Back in July Northern Savings Credit Union’s branch manager in Terrace, Grace Makowski, first told city council about their intention and asked for their input on where to install the gift.
Installation costs were covered by the credit union.
The binoculars are located at the top of Kalum Hill near McConnell Estates, in an area already complete with flower boxes, a picnic table and an interpretive sign.