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Accessible Adventure

Sit-SkiThunder Bay strives to be an inclusive travel destination to people of all abilities. Experience some of these memorable outdoor and recreational pursuits to get the most out of your Thunder Bay vacation. 

Sit-Ski
Explore the wonder of winter like never before. Ski the trails at Kamview Nordic Centre using their sit-skis that allows you to ski using your arms from a seated position. Contact the Kamview Nordic Centre for more information at (807) 475-7081 or email ssd.paranordic@gmail.com

Canada Games Complex
Stay fit, pump iron or go for a swim. The Canada Games Complex is a unique, accessible, multi-purpose fitness and recreational facility providing access to people of all abilities.

Lakehead Region Conservation Areas
Bird-watch, explore, snap away! Experience accessible conservation lands and explore networks of trails while viewing cascading falls and sparkling waters.  Lakehead Region Conservation Areas include the Cascades Conservation Area, Mission Island Marsh and The Hazelwood Lake Nature Centre.

Thunder Bay Accessible Sports
Get your sports on - Thunder Bay is where athletic-minded individuals of all abilities come to play. Experience goalball, wheelchair curling, blind curling, sledge hockey and more.

Silvercity Thunder Bay
Catch a flick at Silvercity in Thunder Bay. A multi-screen movie complex that is wheel-chair accessible and offers hearing impaired assistance. Bring your Access2Entertainment Card for discounts and savings.

Thunder Bay Public Libraries
Stay connected to friends and family through Thunder Bay Public Libraries. All branches of the library are wheelchair accessible and offer free wireless service and computers with Internet access. The Waverley and Brodie locations offer accessible public work stations.  

Moose Hunting
An early moose hunting season is available for people with disabilities. Apply to begin moose hunting early in select Wildlife Management Units.  Call 1-866-344-4159.

Fishing
Catch that big one! McKellar Island offers a barrier-free fishing dock with quick access within the City.   

 

Getting Started

Thunder Bay offers many services that can be helpful in getting you where you want to go.

  • Accessible Taxis
    Diamond-Lacey's Taxi, (807) 622-2227
    Roach's Taxi, (807) 344-8481
  • Accessible Travel Planning
    Helpful information for travellers with physical disabilities.
    Canadian Paraplegic Association (807) 344-3743
  • Attendant Services
    The Personal Attendant for Leisure (PAL) Card is issued to an individual with a disability, so that their support person may access recreation facilities free of admission costs. For more information, visit the website or call (807) 625-3220.

 

Resources for Assistive Devices

  • Canadian Red Cross, Health Equipment Load Program, (807) 627-4114, www.redcross.ca/help
  • Canadian Hearing Society, (807) 623-1646, TTY: (807) 623-5369
  • City of Thunder Bay, All terrain wheelchair loan, (807) 625-3220
  • CNIB, (807) 345-3341
  • Superior Home Health Care, (807) 623-9110, www.superiorhomehealthcare.ca
  • March of Dimes Canada, 345-6595, www.marchofdimes.ca 
  • Medigas, (807) 345-8288, www.medigas.com
  • Northland Prosthetics Inc., (807) 344-0080
  • Ontario Interpretive Services (ASL Interpretation Services), (807) 623-1646, TTY: (807) 623-5369
  • Shoppers Home Health Care, (807) 345-6564, www.shoppershomehealthcare.ca

 

Accessible Service Providers

  • Bayshore Home Health, (807) 345-5322
  • Comfort Keepers, (807) 628-8022

 

City of Thunder Bay Accessibility Resources