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Adapted and integrated programs

Adapted sit skiing is part of the adapted special-needs program opportunities

The Vancouver Park Board offers many adapted and integrated recreational activities for children, youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities.

Ask about equipment including aquatic lifts, wheelchairs, and beach entries at pools; ice sleds at rinks, and beach wheelchairs at selected beaches. Contact Access Services for details.

NEW way to register for recreation programs and services

Our new simple and flexible registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go. 

Make your online registration experience more enjoyable. Get registration tips.

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Supporting a participant? Attendants get free access 

The Park Board provides free access to attendants who assist persons with disabilities who need support to swim, skate, exercise in fitness centres, visit parks, and participate in recreation programs.  

We define support as assistance of a physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual, or sensory nature to ensure that the patron with the disability is able to participate.  

Adapted recreation programs in Vancouver

Sports programs

Stay active and meet new friends with adapted hockey, basketball, boccia, rugby, soccer, kayaking, waterskiing, golf, canoeing, sailing, and more. 

Aquatic facilities and programs

Discover Vancouver's adapted aquatics at Hillcrest Aquatic Centre, Templeton PoolKensington Pool, and Stan Stronge aquatic facility for people with disabilities.

Exercise classes

Join others in a class that is friendly and supportive. Practise your mobility and coordination, strength, and flexibility. All ages welcome. 

Social and recreation activities

Connect with other kids, youth, adults, and elders who share similar interests and challenges. Learn and play in a safe, guided environment. 

Borrow a sled at the ice rink

Ice rinks

Find information about our eight indoor ice rinks. We have year-round ice rinks and in the summer some have dry floor activities.

Therapists can work with clients at gyms and pools

Private training in fitness centres

If you are a rehabilitation professional, you may be able to work with your clients in Park Board fitness facilities. Register as an external rehabilitation specialist.

Contact Access Services

Recreation Programmer
Dawn Livesley
604-718-5853

Location and mailing address
Access Services
Hillcrest Centre
4575 Clancy Loranger Way
Vancouver BC, V5Y 2M4

access.services@
vancouver.ca

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Interested in volunteering with adapted programs?

Volunteers are welcome at adaptive aquatics, adaptive sports, day camps, kayaking camp and the Summer Sports Festival. Fill out the volunteer application form and return it Adaptive Programs.

Volunteer application form

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Adapted swimming at Stan Stronge Pool