- everyone is welcome!

Our parks are beautiful and serene places to visit and we make sure everyone is welcome. Accessible and barrier-free campsites are available for nightly and seasonal reservations and our service centres and facilities are designed for customers with reduced mobility. These campsites may offer proximity to accessible service centres or washrooms, cement pads or firm gravel for wheelchairs or walkers, or be free of barriers such as campsite boundary markers. Our accessible and barrier-free campsites can only be booked by campers with a valid Accessible Parking Permit (with number and expiry information), and this must be displayed while in the park. 

Beach Wheelchair Program

Available advanced notice. Our parks have access to beach wheelchairs to help improve the beach experience of our visitors with reduced mobility. The wheelchairs are made from a lightweight aluminum frame with three buoyant tires. Children and adults can ride over the sand with relative easy and can be taken into one foot of water. They may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, or they may be reserved one week in advance of a reservation. These wheelchairs are available free of charge. 

Swimming

 

Provincial Parks with Accessible Swimming Pools  

The following provincial parks offer swimming pools designed to make them accessible for visitors with reduced mobility

Provincial Park About the Pool
Buffalo Pound

Outdoor

  • Sloped accessible entry
  • Lane swimming available
  • Open mid-June to September long weekend
Pike Lake 

Outdoor

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Water slide with its own splashdown pool
  • Open early June to September long weekend

Trails

Provincial Parks with Accessible Trails  
Park About the Trail
Condie Nature Refuge

800 metre crusher dust\natural nature trail on south side of reservoir.

Douglas

Sunset Trail, Part of the ‘Great Trail’. Crusher dust wheelchair accessible trail to open in June 2021.
Distance approximately 2 kms

Pike Lake Accessible beach route and picnic sites.

Camping

See our Barrier-Free Camping page

Need to know a bit more?

Nightly Camping - Know Before You Go
  • Check-in time is after 2:00 p.m. CST. | Check-out time is before 12:00 p.m. CST. - See our Check-in page
  • Sites will be held for 24 hours past your scheduled 2:00 p.m. CST check-in time. If arriving more than 24 hours late, you must notify the park directly. A no-show will result in a penalty of up to four nights of camping being charged.
  • If you have an annual vehicle entry permit and a reservation, you can proceed directly to your campsite. You will be automatically checked in.
  • A valid driver’s license is required as proof of site occupancy.
  • If you reserved an accessible/barrier-free campsite, you must be able to provide and display a valid accessible parking permit upon check-in at the park.
  • If you bring different equipment than what you reserved a site for, the park may not be able to honor your reservation.
  • A maximum of two vehicles and one watercraft are permitted at each campsite at any time, providing the site will accommodate.
  • Up to 6 adults may occupy a single campsite. A responsible person (18 years of age or older) must register and be a member of the camping party each night. 
  • Only one camping unit (tent, tent-trailer, camper, camper truck/van, camping trailer or motorhome) is permitted on each campsite, along with one small tent for accommodating dependent children and one screened tent for meal purposes (if campsite size permits).
  • Additional small tents for dependent children may be allowed at the discretion of the Park Manager. 
Seasonal / Long-term Camping - Know Before You Go
  • Check-in time: Your seasonal campsite must be occupied by 12 p.m. noon CST on June 24 or you will be considered a no-show and your reservation cancelled. - See our Check-in page
  • Check-out time: Depart by 12 p.m. noon CST on the last day of the camping season for that specific provincial park.
  • If you have an annual vehicle entry permit and a reservation, you can proceed directly to your campsite. You will be automatically checked in. 
  • If you reserved an accessible/barrier-free campsite, you must be able to provide and display a valid accessible parking permit upon check-in at the park. 
  • If you bring different equipment than what you reserved a site for, the park may not be able to honor your reservation.
  • A maximum of two vehicles and one watercraft are permitted at each campsite at any time, providing the site will accommodate.
  • Upon arrival at the park, seasonal campers will be required to confirm they are the permit holder on the reservation to ensure the correct person is checking into the seasonal campsite.
  • Permit holders shall not rent, sell, sublet, assign or otherwise transfer their reserved seasonal campsite.
  • The park administration office must be notified if the camping unit is going to be removed from the seasonal campsite for any time period. The park reserves the right to assign the campsite to another camper for the vacated period.  Notice of 24-hours is required when returning to a seasonal campsite.
  • All camping units must be movable upon 24-hour notice.  At the end of the season, the camping unit must be removed from the campsite. Winter trailer storage is available at some locations.
  • When vacating the campsite at the end of the season, the permittee must remove all personal property and restore the campsite to its original condition. If the campsite is not restored to its original condition, the ministry reserves the right to restore the campsite and charge the associated costs for restoration of the campsite.
  • Failure to comply with the above conditions, The Parks Regulations, 1991 and The Parks Act may result in eviction and/or loss of the seasonal campsite for the season, or in following seasons.. 
Swimming Lessons - Know Before You Go  
  • Swimming lessons are not transferrable from one person to another.
  • Swimming lessons are scheduled for set times from Monday to Friday, and booked by the week.
  • A Park Visitor Programs Authorization/Registration Form will be sent with the confirmation email which must be completed and returned upon arrival of the first day of swimming lessons.
  • A parent or guardian must sign a separate form for each participating child.
  • Swimming lesson reservations made online or over the phone can be paid for using Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
  • Swimming lesson reservations made in person at a provincial park may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or cash. Every person over the age of three must pay admission to enter facility.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible person 15 years of age or older.
  • Children under six years of age must be actively supervised by a parent or guardian and within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Proper swim attire must be worn at all times.
  • Clean t-shirts, non-denim shorts and water shoes may be worn over proper swim attire.
  • Children, and anyone who may be incontinent, must wear protective swim diapers.
  • No smoking, glass containers or alcohol allowed.
  • Food and drink is allowed on grassed areas only. No sunflower seeds.
  • No outside pool toys or water balloons allowed (with the exception of lifejackets, personal flotation devices and water wings).
  • For more information regarding Red Cross Swimming, visit www.redcross.ca.