First Steps Wellness Centre

115-1231 Burdette St. Richmond BC, V6V 2Z1

Phone: 604-288-2441


We found these features accessible:

  • Accessible Parking
    • 1 accessible parking spot at entrance several others further away in the lot
  • Sidewalks
    • Walks are all paved and there is a ramp leading to the door
  • Entrance
    • Entrance is level with no step and has a manual door
  • Public Washroom
    • There is a unisex washroom available for clients that is accessible
  • Recreation Areas
    • There is a very open space for therapy with several pieces of exercise equipment spread throughout.


Our take...

First Steps Wellness Centre (FSWC) is a not for profit recovery facility for peoplewith neuromuscular conditions. Their goal is to improve the quality of life, and promote independence through the integration of innovative exercise-based recovery methods, education, and support services. FSWC was founded in Regina, and have already established a strong reputation there.


This new facility opened in February 2015. It is several blocks from an accessible transit stop and the route does not have sidewalks all the way, but there is usually plenty of parking in their large lot. There are several parking spaces near the entrance that are soon to be re-designated for accessible parking. The gym has several unique stations for specialized exercise, stretching, strengthening, and conditioning. Check out their website or contact the staff of this very accessible facility they would gladly answer any questions you may have.

Update July 2008 by Richmond Centre of Disability