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What Are Wayfinding Signs?

Wayfinding signs are a type of signage system designed to help people navigate through complex environments such as cities, campuses, airports, hospitals, or large buildings. These signs provide clear and concise information about directions, locations of key landmarks, facilities, and points of interest. They typically include maps, directional arrows, symbols, and text to guide individuals to their desired destination efficiently.

A rendered image showcasing different Types of Wayfinding and Directional Signs

Are you in need of top-notch wayfinding signage services in Vancouver or Whistler? Century Signs is your trusted source for custom fabrication and installation of wayfinding signage, directional signs, and Braille signage. With years of experience in the industry, we are committed to providing top-notch signage solutions that enhance accessibility and improve navigation for businesses and organizations in Vancouver and the surrounding areas.

At our wayfinding sign hub, we provide comprehensive directional sign solutions tailored to your needs. These wayfinding systems use consistent typography, colors, and symbols to provide a cohesive and intuitive navigation experience. Additionally, we offer individual signage options for both indoor and outdoor signs that include:

  1. Informational Signs: These signs provide general information about a location, such as the name of a building or area. They can help people orient themselves within a larger space.

  2. Directional Signs: Directional signs guide individuals to specific destinations within a facility. They typically include arrows or text indicating the direction to follow to reach a particular location, such as "Restrooms," "Exit," or "Conference Room."

  3. Identification Signs: Identification signs are used to label or identify specific areas, rooms, or departments within a building. They often include room numbers or names, helping individuals find their destinations quickly.

Examples of Wayfinding Signs in Vancouver

What Are The Different Types of Wayfinding Signs?

Hanging Signs

Hanging signs are used to guide and direct people within a space, particularly in environments where traditional wall-mounted or floor-level signs may not be as effective or visible. These signs are typically suspended from ceilings or overhead structures and are designed to be highly visible and easily readable from a distance.

A hanging wayfinding sign concept.webp
A hanging sign at an airport guiding people to different directions.webp
A wayfinding blade sign on the side of a wall identifying a swimming pool entrance.
A blade sign perpendicular to a wooden wall indicating rooms 10 to 20 in the hallway.

Blade Signs

Blade signs are mounted perpendicular to a building's façade, often at a right angle. are commonly used by businesses in urban and commercial areas to increase visibility. Blade Signs are especially useful for businesses located on narrow streets or in areas with heavy foot traffic, as they can be seen from a distance and help customers locate a storefront or entrance. 

Parking Lot Signs

Parking lot wayfinding signs are designed to help drivers and pedestrians navigate through parking areas efficiently and safely. These signs are typically installed within parking lots or structures and serve several purposes.

A hanging Parking Lot Sign that is backlit. It is directing people to the exit and parking
A wall sgin inside an underground parking lok that readys Goodbye.webp
A closeup of a braille wayfinding sign for Unisex Child Washroom.webp
A cloose up of a room ID sign with the number 4609 and braille tactile.webp

ADA-Compliant Braille Signage

Braille signage is a type of tactile signage that includes raised, tactile characters and symbols to convey information to individuals with visual impairments. It is designed to be read through touch and provides essential information, such as room numbers, restroom labels, and directional instructions.

Room ID Signs

Room ID signs, also known as room identification signs, are a type of signage used to label and identify individual rooms or spaces within a building. These signs typically display the room number, room name or function, and may include additional information such as directional arrows or icons.

A room ID sign for the office research for undergraduates.webp
A Room ID sign for a room 352 plus the name of the hotel manager.webp
A directory sign installed on a wall showing directions to different room and areas.webp

Interior Directory Signs

Interior directory signs are found in indoor spaces such as office buildings, malls, hospitals, or large facilities. It provides a comprehensive list or map of businesses, offices, or departments within the building, helping visitors and occupants find their desired destination.

Outdoor Monument Signs

Outdoor monument signs are large, freestanding, and permanent signage structures typically placed at the entrance of a property, building, or organization. These signs are often made of durable materials like stone, brick, concrete, or metal and feature the name, logo, or other important information about the entity they represent.

A monument sign for Benchmark.webp
A massive pylon sign with various dimensional letter business names on it.webp
A mockup of an outdoor direction pole sign with one arrow pointing to the airport and the
A Street Pole Sign with multiple arrows pointing to different directions.webp

Directional Post Signs

Directional post signs are a type of signage mounted on tall posts or poles, often placed at intersections, crossroads, or decision points within a property or along roadways. These signs provide clear directional information, including arrows, text, or symbols, to guide people or vehicles to specific destinations or points of interest.

How to Select a Wayfinding System


Understand Your Environment

Begin by thoroughly understanding the layout of your space, whether it's a building, campus, facility, or outdoor area. Identify key entry points, intersections, decision points, and destinations within the space.


Plan for Consistency

Maintain consistency in typography, color schemes, icons, and symbols across all signage to create a cohesive wayfinding system. This helps users quickly recognize and understand the signage.


Define Your Objectives

Clarify the main objectives of your wayfinding signage system. Are you primarily focused on improving navigation, enhancing accessibility, promoting your brand, or a combination of these goals?


Accessibility Compliance

Ensure that your signage complies with accessibility regulations, such as providing Braille and tactile elements for individuals with visual impairments.


Analyze User Needs

Consider the needs and characteristics of your target audience. This includes understanding their potential limitations, such as age, language proficiency, mobility, and visual or cognitive impairments.


Budget and Resources

Consider your budget constraints and available resources for design, fabrication, and installation. Prioritize signage elements based on your budget and timeline.

Wayfinding Signs Made Easy

Craftsmanship Excellence

Our team of skilled craftsmen ensures that your signage is not just functional but also aesthetically pleasing.


We work closely with you to create custom signage that reflects your brand identity and fulfills your specific requirements.

Professional Installation

Our experienced installation team guarantees secure and professional installation, adhering to safety standards and ensuring long-lasting signage.

Regulatory Compliance

We stay up-to-date with local regulations and accessibility standards to ensure that your signage is compliant.

Wayfinding Signs on a wall made out of printed decals that are pointing to different rooms

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