First Nations stories and vibrant light projections are set to shine on Table Cape next year, with a major arts project securing federal funding.
Called the Table Cape Lightshow Experience, a camouflaged 40-foot container will be installed next to the lighthouse and fitted out with projection mapping technology, to take visitors on a virtual journey over the cape.
Seasonally-changing installations will also be projected onto the lighthouse in the evenings for a 15 - 20 minute show.
Business Northwest vice-president Justin McErlain said the focus would be on amplifying the work of Coastal creatives, and providing extra reasons for visitors to linger in the North-West.
Inside the container, in addition to the virtual journey, there will be interactive screens to tell the story of the area across themes of local Indigenous and maritime history, geology, flora and fauna.
"So the idea there is people can go up and really immerse themselves in the area."
Business Northwest's Cyndia Hilliger said the miserable weather seen on Thursday was a prime example of why a project such as this one was important.
"We've got a whole motel full of people who want to see the tulips, and getting out there today is going to be challenging for some people," she said.
"Here's an opportunity for them to go into a space where they can really immerse themselves in an experience, but be clean and dry.
"And then the flip side, the other side really allows them to co-create their own experience of our region," she said.
"With all those subjects, which are unifying themes, people will be able to tap into the local talent we have here to showcase those stories."
The Table Cape Lighthouse Experience will be ticketed, with varying run periods for the projection depending on the time of year.
The shows are expected to open in Winter of 2022.
It is being funded by a $400,000 piece of the $13.5 million federal Recovery for Regional Tourism Initiative.
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