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, water wheelchairs, and beach entries at pools
  • Ice sleds at rinks
  • Water wheelchairs and Mobi-Mats at selected beaches

Contact Access Services for details, below.

Attendant policy 

Free admission is provided to the attendant of any person with a disability who requires support to participate in our programs.

Support is defined as assistance of a physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual, or sensory nature, which is necessary to ensure that the person with a disability is able to fully participate.

The participant may be required to pay the relevant admission fee.

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.

Register for activities

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.

Beaches

The Park Board has Mobi-Mats and 10 new water wheelchairs at outdoor pools and beaches. 

More about accessible beaches

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.

Ice rinks

We have eight indoor ice rinks. View their locations, features, and amenities.

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.

Stay informed

Sign up for email news at
access.services@
vancouver.ca
.

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 (200 KB)

Contact Adapted and Integrated Programs

Phone
604-718-5853

Mailing address
Adapted and Integrated Programs
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver BC V6G 1Z4

access.services@
vancouver.ca