McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
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Accessibility and the Outdoors Click Here to View McMaster University Athletics and Recreation Accessibility Policy

McMaster University recognizes that unique accessibility and mental health needs shouldn’t pose barriers to benefiting from the outdoors. Together, McMaster and the Hamilton community manage dozens of trails and green spaces that have been made accessible through paved or semi-paved pathways, which include various amenities and the possibility for mental clarity and personal rejuvenation.

Accessibility at McMaster

The Accessibility Hub Visit The Accessibility Hub Site

Find information and resources regarding wayfinding, service requests, training, upcoming events, the Ontario Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Ontario Humans Rights Code (OHRC) and more.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Visit The SAS Site

For academic accessibility inquires including support and accommodation visit the SAS website. SAS is available to assist students transitioning from high school, other post-secondary institutions, undergraduate, continuing and graduate students.

Accessible Trails: Hamilton Find Accessible Trails in Ontario

Explore trails in Hamilton Area where everyone can enjoy the outdoors!

Hippocampe All-Terrain Wheelchair Learn More about the Hippocampe All-Terrain Wheelchair

For those with varying mobility needs, Nature at McMaster offers free loans of one Hippocampe All-Terrain Wheelchair. This wheelchair allows individuals to go on non-paved trails with varying slopes, grades, and surfaces.

To inquire about loans, lease contact Wayne Terryberry at