Chiniki Travel Centre

Location: Morely, AB

Year: 2015

Status: Complete

Type: Commercial

Client: Goodstoney Nation

Having a high-profile site along the Trans-Canada Highway, the Chiniki Band Council sought to develop the area, enhancing its services while holding to the character of the iconic landmark.

The octagonal concept was proposed by the developer, Tim Davidson. The 360-degree dining room affords the customers exceptional Rocky Mountain views while maximizing the beautiful ambiance of the foothills. The site allowed for a walk-out basement design which provided the needed frontage for the gas bar's convenience store and gift shop. The addition of a modern grocery store makes the new Chiniki Village a full service stop. The timber, log, and rundlestone reflect the Canadiana style as well as the vernacular of the Stoney Nakoda Nation. The timeless structure is designed to be fire resistant; the interior specifications are for highly durable finishes.

The new Chiniki Village is a well received solution for the future of the site. The design embraces the challenge of applying a rustic feel to modern commercial facility and the bold roofline serves to maximize its visibility from the highway.

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