Accessible Out & About Tours
People In Motion is excited to announce that we have developed a new program that will help individuals who require lift-equipped transportation services and regular seating with our “Out & About” tours.
Our newer model bus will help ensure that we provide safe, reliable, and comfortable accessible transportation. Individuals who require wheelchair-accessible transportation can travel along with their personal “Bubble” to the many sites and attractions throughout the Okanagan. Examples of our tours are the O’Keefe Ranch, Kettle Valley Steam Railway, Grist Mill, the Log Barn, and of course, wine tours which can be customized for each group, to name a few. We hope to provide an opportunity for individuals to experience some of Okanagan’s best attractions. We are pleased to say that we can accommodate up to two wheelchair spots per tour and 12 passengers.
(one wheelchair accessible van is available for our members)
People In Motion has a wheelchair-accessible van:
- We have updated our van with a Dodge Caravan rear entry/ramp model with room for 1 wheelchair and 3 passengers plus the driver. This vehicle may be borrowed by members of People In Motion so that they can easily access and experience the Okanagan Valley’s fabulous array of community & natural resources.
By phoning the People In Motion office at (250) 861-3302, members may borrow a van on a first come – first served basis in exchange for a suggested donation.
To borrow the van, members of People In Motion must supply their own driver. The driver must have the following criteria, (1) minimum valid BC drivers license, (2) is a BC resident, plus 1 of Number 3, 4, or 5 (3) has BC Medical Services coverage, (4) Employed or (5) pay taxes in BC, this is an ICBC requirement. In addition, a valid BC Class 4 driver’s license is required for transporting participants in organized groups or clients. The driver can take members on short weekday trips around town (not to exceed 100 km from Kelowna, BC), e.g. for important appointments, shopping excursions, or visiting friends. Through People In Motion, members can book this convenient, door-to-door service for the exact times they need.
With sufficient advance notice given to the PIM office, members may borrow the van for longer duration trips – a full day or two. This will enable them to experience firsthand some of the Okanagan Valley’s magnificent natural landscapes and regional fairs, festivals & tourist attractions.
When availability allows, People In Motion members may reserve the van for several days at a time. As our name illustrates, People In Motion understands that mobility can be the most important community resource enabling people with disabilities to participate in activities outside their homes. This service has the power to deliver happier, healthier & more socially invested citizens with disabilities. These individuals, in turn, may then wish to contribute back to their communities in any way they can. Accessible transportation is the critical puzzle piece that closes our human circle, where everyone can access and enjoy the many benefits of living in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia.