I haven’t started research on Canada yet, but have been able to visit Nova Scotia a couple of times. Please send me ideas of other places with easy and also wheelchair accessible trails. With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form to the right.
This lovely area has few accessible trails. We walked the Middle Head trail from Ingonish. It is just 2 1/4 miles, not at all wheel chair accessible and I would have thought too rough for most disabled people. However in spite of a heart condition and a bum knee, my sister carefully and slowly managed the whole loop.
We didn’t get to the 1.1 mile wheelchair accessible loop Freshwater Lake Trail at Ingonish Beach
The Bog Trail is half an hour from Cheticamp and is a short wheelchair accessible boardwalk loop. There are interpretive signs and we were there in June when the pitcher plants were in bloom. Later in the year there are bog orchids to admire.
Our car broke down in Antigonish, causing us to spend an unplanned night there and to discover their lovely river walk – the Antigonish Landing Trail. Map The trail is a well maintained 4.8 km level road besides an estuary of the Antigonish Harbour. We didn’t complete the entire trail, but the part we did walk was wheelchair accessible. There are some elevated shelters which are not accessible