Start a program

We provide opportunities for people with disabilities to enable their individual journeys – literally and figuratively.

All along we’ve been working to inspire formation of accessible hiking programs in communities throughout North America and the rest of the world.

We work with individuals, groups and companies to establish wilderness access programs, sharing our expertise ranging from TrailRider sales (new or used) to our experience gained over 30 years of running our own adaptive hiking activities.

In short, British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society will give you all the information you need to start your own program.

We’ve put together a package of information, the Wilderness Access Manual, that includes:

  • How to find suitable locations for programs
  • Testing trails
  • How to work with provincial organizations such as municipal governments and parks boards
  • Launching a program
  • Fundraising
  • Recruiting and screening volunteers

The BCMOS website will include links to the websites of other groups offering similar programs.

This is not limited to non-profits. We work with individuals, institutions, municipalities and for-profit companies interested in creating access for people with disabilities.

Wilderness access programs, featuring the TrailRider, are currently being operated by:

  • Municipal government recreation departments
  • Parks operators
  • Children's camps
  • Schools and universities
  • Rehab clinics
  • Wildlife centres
  • Groups and individuals wanting to run Wilderness Access programs based on the BCMOS model