All About the
Accessible Wilderness Society
Our Mission Statement
The Accessible Wilderness Society (A.W.S.) was officially incorporated in May of 2009; the Society was founded on the principles that inclusion for people with physical challenges is a concept that should not be the exclusive domain of urban centers. The A.W.S. motto is to "Create, Develop and Promote" both the idea and the concept that all people, regardless of their physical challenges should be able to enjoy one of Canada's greatest natural resources, the Great Outdoors.
Opportunities that provide a chance for "Every-Body" to participate and enjoy a relatively barrier free wilderness adventure.
Partnerships with Government, Business and other like-minded Organizations who also see the value and need for inclusive tourism.
Businesses, Individuals and like-minded Organizations thus creating the Opportunities and strengthening the Partnerships.
We believe that "inclusion" is a concept that should go beyond the urban centers and be expanded to include the more rural wilderness areas as well so that "Every Body" can be a part of, and participate in one of Canada's greatest natural resources; "The Great Outdoors". We're also busy in assisting in the creation of these types of opportunities that will increase the possibilities for excitement and adventure for all people as they explore all the wonders of the Province of British Columbia.
Our organization operates with no paid employees, we are all volunteers who are doing what we do because we strongly believe in and are passionate about,
the above mentioned ideals.
Our Primary Goal
The Creation and Devolopment of the Roberts Lake Project, a wilderness lodge and campground that will incorporate the concept of universal design and embrace to concept of inclusion throughout that design process. This project, when complete, will not only provide accommodation that works for people with unique needs it will also provide opportunity to participate in recreation and adventure.
A place that works for "Every-Body".
New Boardwalk Trail
A nice leisurely stroll with friends on the Paradise Meadows Trail boardwalk up on Mt. Washington here on Vancouver Island
The Barge to the Beach
Thanks to Jon Pimlott and his inventive mind for helping us venture across the lake to the beach. Now THAT's accessible!
BC Mobility Opportunities Society
Taking people to places they might have thought were no longer possible to get to.
Whale Watching in Tofino
West Coast Aquatic Safaris in Tofino, BC
take our friends Regan and Jan Myers out on an accessible ocean adventure.
Dan Bauer - President
Gerry Price - Vice-President
Veronica Hasler - Director
Brent James - Director
Paul Johnson - Director