Question: I am heading on vacation to the (Canadian) Laurentians and I feel I will need a chair to help get around. What would you suggest as a rental? ~Rene
Answer: Renting an all-terrain wheelchair would let you get close to the Laurentians' most beautiful parks, forest habitats and lakes. All-terrain wheelchairs let you travel over gravel, grass, in water and through sand.
All-terrain wheelchairs are available in power and manual models. If you have a good deal of upper body strength you might prefer manual all-terrain or sports models specially designed for your favorite outdoor activity - hiking, swimming, etc.
Most all-terrain wheelchairs have non-corrosive, stainless steel frames so they can go into water. They also have adjustable seats, foot and armrests and fat pneumatic tires for shock absorption so you can remain comfortable in an all-terrain wheelchair longer than in a standard manual or powerchair.
All-terrain wheelchairs are generally pretty easy to disassemble and they are light, so they are great for transporting on day trips. Many all-terrain models also offer accessories like beach umbrellas, drink holders and carry-ons so you can take advantage of those beautiful Laurentian lakes.
Many resorts throughout North America offer all-terrain rentals to their vacationing guests so check with the resort you're booking with to see if they are offered.