Making Saskatchewan's Provincial Parks Accessible for All Patrons
The beach wheelchair program in Saskatchewan's provincial parks that was launched earlier this year has been expanded. There are now ten chairs across the province, doubling the number of beach wheelchairs available to park visitors with mobility challenges. The beach wheelchairs are made from a lightweight aluminum frame and have three buoyant tires. They navigate over sand with relative ease, can be taken into one foot of water and can be used by both children and adults. The beach wheelchairs are free for park visitors, and can be made available in any Saskatchewan provincial park. To reserve a beach wheelchair, visitors simply need to call the park they intend to visit approximately one week in advance of their visit. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Photo Courtesy of the Province of Saskatchewan.