In June 2019, a new accessible dock was installed in Shubie Park across from the Fairbanks Centre to ensure that all visitors can enjoy the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway. The dock is an ADA-compliant EZ Launch® system that allows users to pull a canoe or kayak directly onto the dock to easily enter and exit the craft. The dock is fully wheelchair-accessible, as are the trails leading up to it.
This accessible dock is free for use by any member of the public, whether you have reduced mobility or you just want an easier time getting onto the water. An illustrated panel with instructions on use is attached to the dock.
The Shubenacadie Canal Commission would like to thank the following funding partners who helped make this accessible dock possible:
Employment and Social Development Canada
Enabling Accessibility Fund
Province of Nova Scotia
Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Deputy Mayor Tony Mancini
District 6 Capital Fund