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Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre accessibility


Please note: Calgary Recreation is improving accessibility in facilities whenever upgrades are done. Levels of accessibility vary according to when our facilities were built and when major renovations were completed, so not all parts of the facility may be “accessible for all”. This information indicates the parts of the facility that are barrier-free and is provided to help customer(s) with a disability find a facility that can meet their particular sensory or mobility needs.


  • 2 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance


  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Push plate/button opens door


  • International symbol of accessibility identifies barrier-free areas of facility


  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ in lobby
    • no power operated door
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • door width is 770 mm
    • turning diameter is less than 1500 mm
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too close to side wall
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too close to side wall

Interior building elements

  • 1 floor/level in facility
  • Reception counter has a lowered section
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 and 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Continuous accessible path of travel (public corridor is at least 1100 mm wide) to:
    • Pool deck and pool area
      • note: hallway to change rooms by a bench and shoe rack is 1000 mm wide
      • Narrowest width within female change room is 880 mm
      • Narrowest width within male change room is 920 mm
    • Group Exercise Studio
      • Double doors – clear width when both doors are open; no power operated door
    • Multi-purpose Room
      • Public corridor to multi-purpose room is 1000 mm wide; no power operated door
    • Spectator Area & Vending machine
      • no power operated door
  • Water wheelchair
    A water wheelchair is available to provide access from the change room to the pool deck.
    Water wheelchair available
  • Means of water entry/exit from Pool:
    • Portabe stairs with handrails
    • Vertical ladder
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool