At first blush, one might think that an outdoor activity park with treetop obstacle courses, bungee jumping, zip lining and other extreme outdoor activities would NOT be possible for folks with disabilities, but your wild and adventurous self would be pleasantly surprised! In fact, if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, in particular the 150 foot bungee jump into a deep river gorge, or the zipline course flying 90 feet above the spectacular Nanaimo river, then the folks at Wildplay have your back. Literally. The friendly, safety-conscious crew will go to great lengths to provide a safe but heart stopping experience for folks of all abilities.*
While visiting recently, I saw with my own eyes that for the thrill-seekers among us, these super exciting activities are accessible to a surprisingly inclusive group, just don’t forget to wear a diaper. Just kidding, but I wasn’t joking when I said the staff at Wildplay are all about getting everyone who wants to try a fair chance. On several occasions folks who use a wheelchair have bungee jumped from the 150 foot tower. In these situations, to get to the top of the tower, staff have used a spinal board to carry wheelchair users up, or a lift-and-pulley system to access other features of the park. For folks who wish to try the zipline, upper body and core strength is extremely important.
The parking lot is mainly accessible (watch for potholes), and the grounds at Wildplay are quite accessible being mostly made of concrete paths and sometimes slightly rough trails. Washrooms are not yet accessible but plans are in the works to have them that way in the near future.
If extreme adventures are your thing, the folks at Wildplay will do their utmost to help you experience the exhilaration in a safe environment sure to be remembered for some time. Call ahead to discuss the options that are available for you.
*There are some height, weight age restrictions for these activities. Check the website for specifics.