The mission of Adaptive Recreation Cowichan is to provide quality indoor/outdoor sports and therapeutic recreation programs that positively impact the lives of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, or mental health disability.


Becoming a member will give you access to many unique recreation opportunities.



TrailRider with LadyTrailRidersTrailRiders are pieces of adaptive hiking equipment to take people with physical disabilities exploring the wilderness. Built using lightweight aluminum, the vehicle resembles a rickshaw with two handles at the front, and two at the back. A large pneumatic tire allows the TrailRider to roll easily over rocky, rough terrain, tree roots and through streams.
Persons are easily transferred and secured onto a Trailrider making a trail ride enjoyable and safe. Recently, a Trailrider was used to allow a disabled rider to climb Mount Everest!

These Trailriders can be loaned out to members of our society at no charge for up to three days at a time. Donations greatly appreciated!

Recreational Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer BoardIf you can spare a few hours and:

  • If you have experience hiking or with local hiking trails, you could be a trail rider Sherpa
  • If you have an interest in outdoor sports, you could inspire others
  • If you are interested in just helping, there are other volunteer opportunities including administrative support and equipment maintenance.
  • If you have experience with carpentry or general repairs to medical equipment.
  • If you have an interest in Card making or scrapbooking
  • If you have an interest in leading a paint group or other recreational interests.


Please contact us at: (250) 746-3930


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