I haven’t started research on Canada yet. This place was recommended to me by people who have been there. 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 in Newfoundland. 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.
I haven’t visited Salmonier, but family who did say it is great. Here is a quote from its website description: “The layout of the Park is based on a nature walk. The animals are in large natural enclosures scattered along the park’s boardwalk trail. This allows visitors to see animals that are part of their natural surroundings and also encourages visitors to feel they are part of these surroundings. Salmonier Nature Park takes people into the landscape where the animals are displayed in settings that are as natural as possible.”
Another quote from the website: “Upgrading of the trails is continuous; as of 1998, the trail is completely boardwalk. This makes the park more accessible to families using strollers and people using wheelchairs. Planning is presently underway to have the park wheelchair “accessible” versus wheelchair “friendly” in the near future.
Aside from the 40 hectares of the park containing nature trails and animal displays, there is an additional 1415 hectares which is undeveloped. This area, which abuts the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, includes mature boreal forest, barrens, peatlands, and the headwaters of the Salmonier River. Within the park, 84 species of birds, 15 species of mammals and over 170 species of vascular plants have been recorded. The area affords splendid opportunities for field research in a well protected and managed environment.”