We empower and inspire people with physical disabilities to re-imagine what is possible through the provision of wilderness access opportunities. British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS) was formed to make the Vancouver outdoors more accessible, which we do through our hiking and paddling programs.

In 2024, our booking system opens May 14th . Activities begin the following week (May 21 through May 27th).


Every summer (Mid-May through August), BCMOS operates a hiking program at Vancouver’s Pacific Spirit Regional Park. The 1,885-acre Pacific Spirit Regional Park, on the University of BC Endowment Lands, is the third-largest regional park in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. It is a multi-purpose recreational area used by hikers, joggers, cyclists, and equestrian riders.

Our accessible Hiking Centre offers opportunities for people with disabilities to explore a network of trails throughout Pacific Spirit Park and down to Spanish Banks – or locations around Metro Vancouver (tell us where you want to go – check out suggestions here.). 

The 2024 hiking season runs from May 22nd through August 29th.


BCMOS operates a summer paddling program from a purpose-designed base at False Creek in Vancouver. Our accessible Paddling Centre opened in 2016 and is outside Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver). The Paddling Centre is easily accessible from the Main Street/Science World and Olympic Village SkyTrain stations or Main Street bus routes.

The Paddling Centre offers access to a sheltered, peaceful stretch of water adjacent to Science World. It’s surrounded by parks and condos, with views of city condos and the North Shore Mountains, and is close to restaurants and pubs. We are part of the city’s new “greater paddling community,” sharing the docks with dragon boaters.

The 2024 paddling and kayak season runs from May 21st through August 29th.

Adaptive Cycling

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Join us for 1-1.5 hour cycling excursions around Pacific Spirit Park. We have added lots of new equipment to our inventory this year to ensure more people can participate.

The 2024 cycling season takes place from May 27th through August 29th.

Phone: 236-513-2360


Adapted Fitness

At BCMOS, our goal has always been to empower people with disabilities to be active and healthy in a way that aligns with their personal ability level. Over the past few years, we expanded our programming to include Virtual Adaptive Personal Training. That’s right – we’re no longer limited to the summer season!

To offer this program, BCMOS has partnered with Megan Williamson, an adaptive fitness coach and the founder of Ocean Rehab and Fitness, an organization specializing in adaptive training for those that live with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities.

The Disability Foundation and its affiliated societies comply with COVID-19 protocols as determined by the provincial health authorities (e.g., BC: Our workers and volunteers will follow such protocols and must be vaccinated to work with and within our organizations (offices, program locations, and home visits), unless a medical exemption is in place. To protect our workers and volunteers, we expect our clients and partners to comply with COVID-19 health and safety regulations which means fully vaccinated unless there is a medical exemption. 

Thank you for making everyone’s health and safety the top priority.