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.
BCMOS operates a hiking program during the summer months from a base at Vancouver's Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Our accessible Hiking Centre enables people with physical disabilities to explore a network of trails through woodland and down to Spanish Banks – or locations further afield (tell us where you want to go – check out suggestions here.) 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.
BCMOS operates a summer paddling program from a purpose-designed base at False Creek, Vancouver. Our accessible Paddling Centre, which opened 2016, is located right outside Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes way, Vancouver). It's well placed for the Main Street/Science World and Olympic Village SkyTrain stations, and Main Street bus routes. Southeast False Creek is a sheltered and 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 close to restaurants and pubs. We are part of the city's new "greater paddling community," sharing the docks with dragon boaters.
Take a roll on Jericho Beach and down to the water's edge in the BCMOS Beach Chair.
$10 for 2-Hour Rental | Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm