Improved Accessibility in Provincial Parks

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture says improved facilities and new equipment in provincial parks are intended to increase accessibility for people with limited mobility and physical disabilities.

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin says, "All New Brunswickers deserve access to high-quality physical and recreational activities. I am delighted that our parks offer better access to people with limited mobility and physical disabilities, as well as new equipment, so they can enjoy nature and experience more of what our parks have to offer on the beach, in the water or down the mountain."

According to the province, upgrades to the Mactaquac Provincial Park, including accessible washrooms, have been completed in time for the tourism season.

Further, the province says four Hippocampe wheelchairs, three WaterWheels floating beach wheelchairs and one adaptive mountain bike - the Bowhead Reach - are available st no charge in provincial parks.

Recreation NB President Gregory Cutler says, "By creating recreation environments that are accessible, New Brunswick provincial parks are fostering happier, healthier individuals and communities."