By John McKiernan
Sometimes it can be a particular burden to have to bring your own wheelchair all the way to Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. But if you are travelling to Banff and would rather rent a wheelchair, there are a few options to help you out. At the airport, it’s nice and easy. Just organize the rental with your airline and there will be one ready when your plane hits the ground. However, once you leave the airport, where to head to next? Here are a few options to help out.
In Calgary, Kenron Pharmacy rents wheelchairs, crutches and most other essentials for the disabled traveler. They are located off the Trans Canada Highway as you’re traveling from the airport to Banff. You can arrange everything online and pick it up on your way from the airport to Banff.
There is a general fair price of (CA)$20 a week or (CA)$50 per month.
In Banff itself, your first option is Gourlay’s Pharmacy. They charge roughly the same prices as Kenron’s.
229 Bear Street
Rexall is a better option for those who are looking to book short term. There aren’t many though so book early. It is only $5 per day.
317 Banff Ave