Accessibility Mat Installed At Canoe Beach

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It's big, blue, and runs all the way down to the water.

Salmon Arm's Canoe Beach now has a wheelchair accessible pad running right into Shuswap Lake.

Manager of Parks and Roads Darin Gerow explains "It's for wheelchairs, strollers, and anything that doesn't do too well in the sand."

Gerow says that it just saw its first weekend of use "We installed it on Friday. The lifespan is really unknown at this time, but we will be removing it in the fall, and the installing it again in the spring to extend the lifespan and not have it out there in the winter."

He says there will soon be signage outlining the rules of use "We did have a lot of questions at first when installing it - what it was for."