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We are happy to announce the launch of BrowseAloud, a free end-user product dedicated to helping you easily access our site.
We have a drop-off and pick-up area directly in front of our gate and admission's building for closer convenience for persons with mobility disabilities. Although parking is not permitted at this area due to the area being a fire and emergency route we encourage its intended purpose. We also have designated accessible parking spaces at our main admissions parking area and two directly across Forbes Hill Drive from our train station. If you require special assistance for or as a person with a disability please contact our admissions clerk at (705)789-7576 ex 3214.
Our museums and restrooms are fully accessible.
The Pioneer Village walking route is hard packed gravel and fairly level with the exception of a hill leading from the village to the train. We recommend visitors with mobility disabilities who wish to visit both the village and ride the train; avoid the hill by driving to the train station separately prior to or following your village visit. There are grass covered and rising areas leading to several buildings that those using a standard non-motorized wheelchair may find difficult without assistance.
We continue to search for new ways to eliminate barriers in making our site accessible to everyone, however due to common early 1900's construction practices
and our commitment to protect and care for the artefacts; we may not alter the physical
structures of our buildings. To assist in delivering a more complete experience for our
visitors with disabilities we provide a large print photo guide book to offer a "look
inside" for those who cannot gain entry due to the smaller door frames and multi-
We provide a drop-off and pick-up area directly in front of the station for seniors or anyone with mobility disabilities. Our large parking area is directly across the street from the train station at 100 Forbes Hill Dr. Our train station platform, restroom facilities and station are fully accessible. We have refitted our train coaches to accommodate a maximum of 2 standard non-motorized wheelchairs or 1 scooter or power assisted chair.