Welcome to The Experience Trail
Join us on The Experience Trail as we re-connect with the attractions and events that make York Region a great place to live and visit.
The Experience Trail Marker Project
The YR Experience Trail Marker project is a collaborative interactive art project designed to re-connect people on the land presently known as York Region through art, illustrations by Indigenous artist Donald Chretien, Nipissing First Nation, cultural narrative by Ojibwe Elder Shelley Charles, Georgina Island First Nation and commissioned by the York Region Arts Council.
Credit for Artwork:
This artwork was commissioned by the York Region Arts Council and produced in collaboration with Donald Chretien, Nipissing First Nation and Cultural narrative by Ojibwe Elder Shelley Charles, Georgina Island First Nation”
The Trail Marker Project was made possible with support from FEDDEV Ontario, Central Counties Tourism, and the Ontario Arts Council.
Where to find Trail Markers
Don was raised in North Bay, Ontario near Nipissing First Nation. On these lands he acquired a deep understanding and love for the forests and wildlife of Northern Ontario. These childhood experiences have been fueling his imagination ever since. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1985, Don worked as a commercial artist and designer for many national and international businesses.