Adapted and supported 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.

Support person

Free admission is provided to the support person accompanying a person with a disability who requires assistance when participating in Park Board activities.

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 participate.

Support persons may accompany someone that requires assistance, but may or may not physically attend to or assist the person with a disability. The person may just require a support person to be present in order to participate in a program, or model an activity.

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

Park Board expectations for support persons

  • Minimum age is 15 years old
  • Identified by customer with a disability as support person at reception
  • Expected to be in the same room as the participant they are supporting
  • If support person wants to have a personal workout, they must pay admission
  • Personal training is not permitted
  • Subject to the same attire expectations and public health guidelines as all other patrons

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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.


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 rehabilitation training in fitness centres and using pools for private businesses

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.

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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.

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Contact Adapted and Integrated Programs


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