I’ve been to Hardy Falls, many times before, it’s a half kilometer from the parking lot to the Falls themselves.
The path terrain is mostly hard-packed but pretty rocky with some rough patches along the way
How rough, you ask? I managed to loose a castor wheel on my wheelchair in the process of my review, but don’t let that scare you! it’s pretty packed down and fairly easy to navigate. The hike itself winds along a beautiful creek, with eight wooden bridges going over the creek
If you look into the water your are likely to catch a glimpse of fish swimming in the pools of the creek. In early fall, you might even see a black bear. The hike also has three benches for anyone with legs that tire easily.
The path is suited for manual wheelchairs but a power wheelchair would do incredibly well on it. The platform at the end of the hike to see the falls is not that accessible due to a step up from the path onto the platform
It is doable with someone who can help push a manual wheelchair from behind. However, I don’t belive a power wheelchair would be able to access the platform.
In closing, the would highly suggest a visiting Hardy Falls, which is just about five minutes from Summerland,BC