We truly get some of the best summers in our beautiful province. Alberta is widely known for our gorgeous summers, beautiful landscape and fabulous outdoor activities. We are also known for some pretty spectacular scooter accessible trails and outdoor summer activities.
Alberta Parks and Travel Alberta strive to create the most comfortable experiences that are easy to maneuver in a wheelchair or power scooter.
So what are you waiting for? Hop on your power scooter and go enjoy some amazing outdoor activities this summer.
Beaver Creek Loop Trail: Cypress Hills
Don’t let your mobility stop you from enjoying our beautiful Alberta trails. Just south of Medicine Hat. This trail begins at the southwest corner of Beaver Creek Campground. It winds through poplar and spruce forest past a beaver pond and ends near the bottom of Old Baldy Campground.
The first 0.6 km of this trail is wheelchair and scooter accessible. You may run into a gravel trail just beyond the wooden bridge but with your power scooter. However, you’ll be able to cruise through the rest of the trail.
Hop on Tunnel Mountain Road to the scooter accessible Hoodoos Viewpoint. The handicap parking spaces directly to the lovely views of Banff. You’ll fall in love with Alberta all over again at the Hoodoos Viewpoint.
Looking for more of a thrill? The partly accessible, gravelled Hoodoos Trail descends to the river and follows it east and north under the cliff face of Tunnel Mountain before climbing the mountain’s northeast shoulder and coming out on Tunnel Mountain Road near the campgrounds.
Whether you go for just the views or the trail as well, you’ll enjoy the beautiful hoodoos and landscapes of Banff.
Quarry Lake Park: Canmore
If you’re touring around Canmore this summer, hop on your scooter and head to Quarry Lake Park located on Spray Lakes Road. Quarry Lake Park is a joint project set up by the Rocky Mountain Heritage Foundation and the Town of Canmore.
One of Canmore’s favourite parks, Quarry Lake Park boasts amenities such as picnic tables, grass lawns, sitting benches, swimming area, an accessible walking trail, sightseeing benches and also has an off-leash dog park. It truly is the quintessential Canmore experience.
Rocky Mountain Wheelchair Tours: Calgary
Rocky Mountain Wheelchair Tours provides ground transportation for people with physical challenges. This makes it possible to experience what Alberta has to offer. Splendour in the majestic Rocky Mountains, its wildlife and picturesque towns with comfort and ease.
“Experience Calgary” through their planned outings and prairie adventures of the Wild West, First Nations and hands-on historical experiences. Rocky Mountain Wheelchair Tours is custom-designed and built on the belief that “anything is possible.”
Columbia Icefield Skywalk: Jasper
For the brave at heart, take advantage of the glass walkway where giant glaciers perch above you and the spectacular Sunwapta Valley spreads out below. The Columbia Icefield Skywalk experience features waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting 1 km walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 ft drop.
Connect further with Alberta through the guided tour that focuses on storytelling, history and experiences.
The Columbia Icefield is the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains and features breathtaking views. The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Center is the starting point for the Glacier Adventure where a massive ice explorer takes you directly onto the ice field of Athabasca Glacier. The tour is wheelchair-accessible, however, make sure to call the Discovery Center in advance.
Whether you’re seeking adventure or a relaxing time outdoors, Alberta has it all. Make sure to take advantage of this beautiful summer we’re having and explore what our province has to offer. Don’t let your mobility keep you at home, indoors. Hop on your power scooter and take back your freedom. We at Leading Edge Mobility want to make sure to give you that freedom and mobility back.