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We are committed to improving accessibility of City facilities for everyone. We have developed a system to rank the level of accessibility of our facilities.

Accessibility Rating System

Ratings

  1. Excellent: fully accessible. Features and amenities meet and exceed the Alberta Building Code and take into consideration Universal Design principles. Main elements such as the washrooms, entrances, parking, and amenities are barrier free.
     
  2. Very Good: majority of facility is accessible. For example, entrance, washrooms, and a portion of recreation area are accessible, however, there are some accessibility barriers.
     
  3. Good: partial accessibility. For example, entrance and a portion of the recreation area accessible, however, washrooms are not accessible. An alternate facility may be necessary.
     
  4. Limited: poor accessibility. Accessibility barriers may exist at entrance, washrooms, and recreation area. Alternate facility is recommended if barrier free access is required.

Attractions

Accessibility Rating

Facility Rating
City Arts Centre Very Good
City Hall Excellent
Fort Edmonton Park Very Good
John Janzen Nature Centre Good
John Walter Museum Good
Muttart Conservatory Very Good
Prince of Wales Armouries Very Good
Edmonton Valley Zoo Very Good

Accessibility Details

City Arts Centre

Most of the City Arts Centre is accessible.

  • Accessible parking
  • Power doors
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Elevators
John Janzen Nature Centre

The John Janzen Nature Centre is committed to enabling the best possible access to its exhibits.

The Birch Tree and River Loop Trails have sections which may be challenging for those with limited mobility.

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible nature exhibits
  • Accessible washrooms
  • The Tegler Discovery Zone and beehive are fully accessible
John Walter Museum

John Walter Museum is partially accessible.

First House (built in 1875) and Second House (built in 1886) have slight ramps into the buildings, but they may not be able to accommodate all types of wheelchairs.

  • Paved walkways and wooden boardwalks connect the houses and the public parking lot
  • Third House (built in 1901) is accessible by ramp
  • Accessible entrance to the visitor orientation building
  • Accessible washrooms in the visitor orientation building
Muttart Conservatory

Access is everything. What good is having one of the most unique living natural collections of plants, if everyone can’t enjoy it? The Muttart Conservatory is committed to providing the best, easiest access possible to all its exhibits. Wheelchair access to the Conservatory is rated as “Very Good”. We hope you agree.

Prince of Wales Armouries

Most of Prince of Wales Armouries is accessible.

  • Accessible parking
  • Ramp at front entrance
  • Power doors
  • Elevators
  • Accessible washrooms in main area
Edmonton Valley Zoo

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to enjoy all the zoo has to offer.

A great deal of the zoo grounds is wheelchair accessible and walkways inside the zoo are a combination of paved and gravel surfaces. The grounds surrounding the entrance to the zoo include some steeper-than-normal inclines.

Wheelchair accessible areas include:

  • Parking area
  • Main entrance
  • Walkways around the zoo
  • Elephant viewing area inside the Elephant Building
  • Public washrooms in the Saito Centre
  • Power door access into the Saito Centre and administration building
  • Power scooter and wheelchair rentals are available (scooters are available during the summer season only)

Recreation Centres

Accessibility Rating

Facility Rating
ACT Excellent
Bonnie Doon Excellent
Central Lions Excellent
Clareview Excellent
Commonwealth Excellent
Confederation Excellent
Eastglen Very Good
Grand Trunk Very Good
Hardisty Very Good
Jasper Place Good
Kinsmen Excellent
Londonderry Excellent
Mill Woods Excellent
Northgate Lions Excellent
O'Leary Excellent
Peter Hemingway Very Good
St. Francis Xavier Excellent
Terwillegar Excellent
The Meadows Excellent

Accessibility Details

ACT

ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre is a fully accessible facility.

Parking

  • 20 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • Wheelchair ramp to door
  • No stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Lowered service counter
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing

Change Rooms

  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench
  • Mechanical transfer lift

Pool Access

  • Railings
  • Ramp into pool
  • Pool lift

Pool Deck

  • Lift access to hot tub
  • Commode or wheelchair for water
  • Gurney for water
Bonnie Doon

Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre is fully accessible.

Parking

  • 2 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • No stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room
  • Access to sauna

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench
  • Mechanical transfer lift

Pool Access

  • Pool lift

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
  • Lift access to hot tub
  • Commode or wheelchair for water
Central Lions

Central Lions Recreation Centre is fully accessible.

  • Accessible parking
  • Power doors at main entrance
  • Lowered front counter
  • Accessible and hands-free washrooms
  • Two family washrooms 

We are senior friendly!

Both Central and Northgate Lions Senior Citizens' Recreation Centres have received Senior Friendly accreditation from the Access for Seniors Project Committee.

  • Our personnel are friendly and cooperative.
  • We offer a wide range of programs and activities suitable for seniors.
  • Our signage is easy to read.
  • Our facilities are safe and accessible.
Commonwealth

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre is fully accessible. 

Parking

  • Designated accessible parking spaces located closest to the main entries
  • Barrier free path of travel from parking area to building entrances
  • Accessible parking signage posted

Entrance

  • Entrance doors are equipped with push plate to automatically open doors
  • No slip entry ways

Facility

  • Elevators and lifts to assist with accessing the various levels in the facility
  • Elevators are clearly identified on the signage at the entrances of the facility
  • Colour and texture contrast on all stair nosing
  • Colour contrast between floors and walls, doors and frames, cabinetry, railings and countertops
  • Contrasting pattern has been applied to all interior glazing to create visual transition
  • Benches both interior and exterior have rails or design solutions to facilitate easier transfers
  • Colour contrasting interior way-finding signage with Braille, with symbol form for those with visual processing difficulties or who are unable to read.  Signage also has raised tactile lettering
  • Railings have been provided throughout the facility on ramps and stairs
  • Drinking fountains at accessible heights
  • One accessible section of the information desk to serve the public
  • Shelving, coat hooks and light switches installed at accessible heights
  • Spaces for persons using wheelchairs for scooters to sit/park in all public viewing areas
  • Alarm signals have an audible and visual signal

Change Rooms

  • 2 dedicated barrier free change rooms in the family pool change room, one with floor mounted swing lift and table'
  • Barrier free change rooms, dressing rooms, and washrooms equipped with doors that swing outward, inside door handle to pull door shut, and hooks at accessible heights
  • Barrier free showers are equipped with benches and shower heads at accessible heights
  • Dispensers and hand dryers have been located to maximize ease of use

Pool Access

  • Ramp entries into the main pool and whirlpool
  • Contrasting colour strips on the ramps into the main pool and whirlpool to indicate beginning and end of the ramp
Confederation

Confederation Leisure Centre is a fully accessible facility.

Parking

  • 4 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • Wheelchair ramp to door
  • No stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Elevator 
  • Lowered service counter
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Access

  • Pool lift

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
Eastglen

The majority of Eastglen Leisure Centre is accessible.

Parking

  • 2 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • Wheelchair ramp to door
  • 6 stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
Grand Trunk

The majority of Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre is accessible.

Parking

  • 4 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • No stairs to door
  • Side entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room
  • Access to fitness centre

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Access

  • Railings

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
  • Commode or wheelchair for water
Hardisty

The majority of Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre is accessible.

Parking

  • 2 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • Wheelchair ramp to door
  • No stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room
  • Access to fitness centre

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
  • Commode or wheelchair for water
Jasper Place

Jasper Place Leisure Centre is partially accessible.

Parking

  • No accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • Wheelchair ramp to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Stairs in the facility
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room
  • Access to fitness centre

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
Kinsmen

Kinsmen Sports Centre is a fully accessible facility.

Parking

  • 8 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • Wheelchair ramp to door
  • 18 stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door (power doors)

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washroom
  • Hearing loop installed at front desk (switch hearing aid to T-coil)
  • Access phone
  • Elevator
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to sauna
  • Access to fitness centre

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Access

  • Pool lift

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
Londonderry

Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre is fully accessible.

Parking

  • 3 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • No stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Elevator
  • Lowered service counter
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room
  • Access to sauna
  • Access to fitness centre

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Access

  • Railings
  • Ramp into pool

Pool Deck

  • Commode or wheelchair for water
  • Gurney for water
Mill Woods

Mill Woods Recreation Centre is a fully accessible facility.

Parking

  • 4 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • Wheelchair ramp to door
  • No stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Unisex washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Elevator
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to sauna
  • Access to fitness centre

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Access

  • Ramp into pool

Pool Deck

  • Commode or wheelchair for water
Northgate Lions

Northgate Lions is fully accessible.

  • Accessible parking
  • Power doors at the main entrance
  • Lowered front counter
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Elevator

We are senior-friendly!

Both Central and Northgate Lions Senior Citizens' Recreation Centres have received Senior-Friendly accreditation from the Access for Seniors Project Committee.

  • Our personnel are friendly and cooperative.
  • We offer a wide range of programs and activities suitable for seniors.
  • Our signage is easy to read.
  • Our facilities are safe and accessible.
O'Leary

O'Leary is fully accessible.

Parking

  • 2 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • Wheelchair ramp to door
  • No stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room
  • Access to fitness centre

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Access

  • Pool lift

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
  • Commode or wheelchair for water
Peter Hemingway

The majority of Peter Hemingway is accessible.

Parking

  • 4 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • No stairs to door
  • Main entrance is the most accessible door

Facility

  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Access phone
  • Lowered service counter
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing
  • Access to steam room
  • Access to sauna
  • No access to weight room

Change Rooms

  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower bench

Pool Access

  • Pool lift

Pool Deck

  • Portable stairs
St.Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier is a fully accessible facility.

Parking

  • 4 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cut

Entrance

  • At-grade access to main entrance
  • Main entrance equipped with sliding doors and push-button swing doors

Facility

  • Barrier-free access throughout
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms including accessible/family washroom 
  • Elevator 
  • Lowered service counter
  • Accessible spectator viewing  
  • Accessible track and gymnasium floor

Change Rooms

  • Accessible/Family washroom
  • Accessible toilet stalls
  • Accessible shower stalls
Terwillegar

Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre is a fully accessible facility.

Parking

  • 22 accessible parking stalls
  • Safe drop off and pick up
  • Curb cuts

Entrance

  • No stairs to doors

Facility

  • Barrier free washrooms
  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Accessible guest phone
  • Elevators (3) 
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible spectator viewing in arena, aquatic centre, and gymnasiums
  • Access to steamroom
  • Access to 2 exercise studios
  • Accessible fitness centre equipment

Change Rooms

  • Men's, women's and inclusive change rooms
  • Private accessible change room with lift
  • Accessible washroom stalls
  • Shower benches

Pool Access

  • Ramp into leisure, wave, and tot pools

Pool Deck

  • Commode or wheelchair for water
  • Main pool and hot tub personal assist lift

Outdoor Pools

Accessibility Details

Fred Broadstock

Fred Broadstock outdoor pool has full accessibility:

  • Accessible entrance
  • Accessible change rooms
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Pool lift for main pool and zero-depth entry for children's pool
  • Ramps connecting all public areas of the facility including basketball court, picnic area and sun deck
Mill Creek Pool

Mill Creek outdoor pool has partial accessibility:

  • Accessible side entrance
  • Accessible change rooms
  • No accessible washrooms
  • No pool lift
Oliver Pool

Oliver outdoor pool has partial accessibility:

  • Accessible parking (in back)
  • Accessible entrance
  • No accessible change rooms
  • No accessible washrooms
  • No ramp into pool
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth outdoor pool has full accessibility:

  • Disabled-accessible parking
  • Curb cuts
  • Zero-depth pool entry
  • Male and female accessible washroom/change rooms
  • Accessible lockers
  • Braille on all change room signs

Program Guides

Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

(Fall 2019 - Summer 2020)

Recreation and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities at locations across the city.

Accessibility Rating Guide

Accessibility features and ratings for City Attractions, Cultural Sites, Parks, and Recreation Centres.

For More Information

Citizen Access and Inclusion

Title Accessibility Services Liaison Officer
Telephone

780-496-4917

TTY 780-944-5555 code: DISREC
Email recreationdisabilities@edmonton.ca

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