Wheelchair Access

Sonja Gaudet, Accessibility Specialist with Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, has graciously rated the trails on the Ribbons of Green website.  

Here are her wheelchair accessibility recommendations for the Easy trails on our Interactive Trails Map.



*Power Assist:

·     Powered wheelchair attachment device

·     Willing persons to provide “push” assistance as needed


Front  Wheelchair Attachment: 
    ·     GoFreeWheel.  https://www.gofreewheel.com/

E-Assist Front Drive Attachments: 

 

EASY TRAILS (Green) on Interactive Trail Map:


1.  Okanagan Rail Trail

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Recommend a front wheelchair attachment – like the GoFreeWheel

·     Great for handcycles that are suitable for off road

 

2.  Swan Lake Nature Reserve

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Strongly recommend a front wheelchair attachment – like the GoFreeWheel  

·     Strongly recommend *power assist

·     Some very steep grades and rough terrain

 

3.  BX Creek Delta Trail

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Minimal grade throughout the entire trail

 

5.  BX Ranch Trail

·     Not recommended for wheelchair users

·     Some very steep, side slope grades and rough terrain

 

7. Grey Canal:  Turtle Mountain, West of Turtle Mountain Blvd, (towards Okanagan Lake)

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Recommend a front wheelchair attachment – like the GoFreeWheel


East of Turtle Mountain Blvd, (towards Swan Lake)

·     Not recommended for wheelchair users

·     Some extreme steep grades

 

8.  30th St. Multi Use Path

·     Wheelchair accessible

 

9.  Polson Park Trails

·     Wheelchair accessible

 

10. Okanagan Landing Multi-Use Path

·     Wheelchair accessible

 

11. Grey Canal:  Bella Vista / Okanagan Hills

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Strongly recommend a front wheelchair attachment – like the GoFreeWheel

·     Depending on strength and ability - may want to consider *power assist

·     Level grade

 

12. Canoe Beach Trail

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Recommend a front wheelchair attachment – like the GoFreeWheel

 

13. Marshall Fields

·     Wheelchair accessible on paved pathways

·     Dog park trails / strongly recommend a front wheel attachment – like the GoFreeWheel

·     Dog park trails / depending on strength and ability - may want to consider *power assist

 

14. Longacre Trail

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Some very steep grades

·     Depending on strength and ability - may want to consider *power assist

 

15.Greater Vernon Athletics Park

·     Wheelchair accessible

 

16.Kalamalka Lake Road Multi-Use Path

·     Wheelchair accessible

 

18.Grey Canal:  Coldstream Valley Estates South

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Strongly recommend a front wheelchair attachment – like the GoFreeWheel

·     Strongly recommend *power assist

·     Some steep grades and rough terrain

 

19.Coldstream Creek Road Multi-Use Path

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Some steep grades

·     Depending on strength and ability - may want to consider *power assist

 

20.Kidston Road Multi-Use Path

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Some steep grades

·     Depending on strength and ability - may want to consider *power assist

 

21.Birdie Lake Loop – Predator Ridge

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Strongly recommend a front wheelchair attachment – like the GoFreeWheel

·     Strongly recommend *power assist

·     Some steep grades

 

22.Ridge Trail – Predator Ridge

·     Wheelchair accessible

·     Strongly recommend a front wheelchair attachment – like the GoFreeWheel

·     Strongly recommend *power assist

·     Some steep grades

 

23.Pelmewash Lake Country Multi-Use Path

·     Wheelchair accessible


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