Being in nature is highly valuable to quality of life and challenges perceptions of our capabilities.
Our hiking program uses the TrailRider, an innovative remote access wheelchair. With one wheel and dedicated volunteer ‘Sherpa’ front and back you can cover any trail in comfort and safety. We have a portable lift for convenient transfers.
Our centre of operations is at Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Vancouver, which is a beautiful and peaceful location. In 2020, we also offer a destination hike to Spanish Banks from Pacific Spirit Park. This occurs on Sunday afternoons and may take up to four hours including a lunch break.
In addition to the program activities, you can rent a TrailRider for your own self-directed hike anywhere in the world for $10 per day, year-round.
The BCMOS 2022 hiking season runs May 25-Sept 1. We hike Wednesday to Sunday each week through the summer season (being closed Monday and Tuesday). Do not turn up at our hiking centre without a confirmed booking. We might be out hiking.
The Booking System opens May 9, 2022 at 9 AM
COST: $10 per hike.
Hiking COVID-19 Safety Information
Where to find us
Our hiking centre is located in the Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
The 1,885-acre park, on the University of BC Endowment Lands, is a beautiful, multi-purpose recreational area. To get there, head west along W16th Ave. towards UBC. Look for a turn on the right, 400m after the Blanca St. intersection. (If you arrive on the UBC campus you’ve missed it!) We are located alongside the Pacific Spirit Regional Park Centre. There are accessible washrooms and free parking.
If you are riding transit, the 25 Brentwood Stn/UBC and 33 29th Ave Stn/UBC stop within yards of the hiking centre.
Destination hikes – i.e. those to anywhere other than Pacific Spirit park – begin from a suitable trailhead. In 2022, Spanish Banks is the only destination hike offered.
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The Disability Foundation and its affiliated societies comply with COVID-19 protocols as determined by the provincial health authorities (e.g., BC: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/covid-19). 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.