Where are the wheelchair accessible entrances and exits in Stanley Park?

Answer

Many parts of the seawall path are good places for travellers to access the path, including wheelchair travellers. People enter and leave the path wherever they wish, with a few exceptions. In the northern section, a rocky cliff borders the trail, preventing anyone new from entering or leaving it. In some other areas, there is a steep grassy slope beside the trail that might be awkward for a wheelchair to navigate, though there are paths on the slope in some places.

The flattest areas beside the path are found near the start of the trail in either direction. People are supposed to travel along the route in a counterclockwise direction (from east to west), however. The road that travels beside the path and around the park is called Stanley Park Drive. Travelling along this road gives access to parking lots. One on the eastern side of the park near the park entrance could be a suitable choice for wheelchairs.

The lot that gives access to an information booth and horse-drawn carriage rides would probably be a good place for wheelchair access. It’s called the Information Booth Parking Lot and can be accessed via a road travelling left from Stanley Park Drive. A crosswalk in the parking lot area enables people to cross Stanley Park Drive and access the seawall path. There’s a map showing the location of the parking lot and other good locations for wheelchairs at http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/stanley-park-map-and...

Updated on June 23, 2018

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Exploring the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver, British Columbia
By Linda Crampton
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