9 Lives Adventures

Province: British Columbia

This venture originally started in British Columbia as an awareness project documenting the obstacles and barriers that persons with accessibility challenges face, essentially defining the limitations set upon these disabled adventure goers and shattering them.

The awareness and astounding response from the local communities and the world abroad was unbelievable. From this tour, they were recognized internationally by the first paraplegic skydiver and asked to do a similar tour along the East Coast of Australia. They were met with open arms throughout their journey and even featured on a national television news station. Upon returning to BC from their Australian tour in early 2011, Karim Ladki and his project 9Lives Adventures were recognized by the Rick Hansen Foundation as ‘difference makers’ among the disabled community and asked to participate in the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. Karim has also recently been highlighted as a featured medal bearer on the relay website.

With the awareness growing exponentially and the ball rolling, the only logical move was to start offering this kind of experience to other disabled adventure seekers, both locally and globally. 9Lives Adventures set its first tour in August 2011. We cater to the extreme adventure seekers, both ‘able’ and ‘disabled’, offering a full service tour that includes transportation from Vancouver to Whistler, accessible accommodation, fully catered meals, nightlife, and a number of adrenaline fueled activities such as bungee jumping, skydiving, jet-boating, atving, etc. We offer preset packages to the general public but will also create fully customized tours and packages for sporting teams and corporate groups wishing to put together a more adventurous retreat for their students, staff and/or clients.