Canada's national parks are a source of pride for Canadians and are an integral part of our identity. These parks provide enjoyment to more than 16 million visitors each year, yet there has been a surprising lack of focus on making these parks accessible for individuals with disabilities.
One in five Canadians over the age of 15 and one in twenty children under the age of 15 have a disability. The Accessible Canada act requires that our national parks become accessible to these individuals and their caregivers by 2040.
Our long term vision is to ensure individuals with disabilities and their caregivers are able to participate in all activities offered at Canada's national parks.
The specific objective of this multi-year project is to develop recommendations for making the national parks barrier free by 2040.