CRIS Adaptive Adventures

Spend some time hiking, paddling, cycling, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Adaptive Adventures offers fully accessible guided programs in both drop in and multi week progressive formats, that enable all people, regardless of ability to participate in outdoor recreation and sport. Adaptive Adventures are a great way to start off or continue your pursuit of an enhanced lifestyle, mental health, and physical fitness through outdoor recreation. 

The Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) is a unique and powerful non-profit and charitable organization. CRIS is fueled by a team of dedicated volunteers with a commitment to the well-being of the community. Our knowledgeable and highly trained staff and volunteers utilize adaptive equipment to assist people facing access barriers to experience nature and outdoor recreation. CRIS programs are funded by various sources with all contributions staying within our local communities, allowing us to offer programs and activities at a nominal fee. CRIS acts to break down barriers so people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can gain access to outdoor sport and recreation.

CRIS is a pioneer in adaptive recreation and offers programs tailored to the needs of clients – from the beginner explorer to the seasoned wilderness enthusiast, CRIS has an opportunity for you!

We recognize and respectfully acknowledge that we operate on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan and Secwepemc peoples.

Are you ready for an adventure?

Hiking, paddling, cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, and more…



To provide support to people with physical, cognitive, intellectual, and sensory challenges and disabilities by developing and implementing outdoor and wilderness recreation and sport programs in order to promote independence, assist with integration, reduce isolation and improve mental well-being of these individuals.


To create an inclusive world free of barriers, where all people who face a barrier are able to experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor recreation and sport.

Values and Goals

Organizational Goals

  • Fosters inclusion through participation
  • Promotes diversity
  • Promotes accessibility to outdoor activities in urban + wilderness parks + waterways.
  • Strengthens awareness of environmental protection and sustainability

Goals for Clients

  • Increase self-confidence through improved physical and mental health.
  • Enhance personal growth and self-empowerment by overcoming perceived barriers or limitations.
  • Build self-esteem and self-respect through increased independence.

Our Sponsors

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And Sister Programs

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