An Unparalleled Game Changer

Everyone belongs in nature, and our Prospect Lake site creates a sense of place for participants and their families to explore what’s possible while building deeper connections with nature and community. We’re honoured to welcome people to the wilderness just outside the city centre. The proximity to the urban core is what makes the site accessible. Our focus on inclusion is what makes the opportunity so valuable for people living with a barrier or disability.

Current Spaces

The Impact

For the first time since we were founded in 1998, we are able to offer multiple programs simultaneously on the same site, while increasing our multi-day camping programs and exploring new partnerships to create opportunities for more people. We would not be here without the support of the Steele family, who partnered with us on a 25-year lease of this 78-acre site. We are honoured to be stewards of this land, and we acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose traditional territory we live, learn, and play. 

News & Events

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Planting community roots

Find out how a donation from TimberWest helped participants connect to the land by shaping the landscape at our Prospect Lake site.

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A Radical Renovation with inclusion in mind

Find out how HeroWork’s Radical Renovation for Power To Be created space to connect in new ways.

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Program dock opens at Prospect Lake

Find out how a partnership with Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is opening access to Prospect Lake for our participants.

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Creativity gets people out on the water

Find out how a canoe program with the Rare Disease Foundation’s Victoria Parent 2 Parent Resource Network inspired families.

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Power To Be signs 25-year lease on program hub

Find out how Power To Be is creating a sense of inclusion at its long-term home at Prospect Lake.

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HeroWork announces Power To Be as 2017 partner

Find out how a strong community foundation is building a sense of place for those who need it most.

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A place to call home

will strengthen our ability to offer programs throughout the natural spaces that surround us in B.C.

– Jason Cole, Director of Programs

Activities at Prospect Lake

The diverse landscape of the site means we can explore on land and water. It is also a launching point for programs further afield and a complement to adventures offered in Vancouver. Here is a sampling of activities that our participants can experience on the site:

Camping

Participants enjoy activities in a nature-based setting before settling in for the night under the stars. With raised tent pads, including two with ramp access, and plenty of space to stretch out and experience nature, our campsites offer an escape from city life, close to home.

Canoeing

Participants can explore the water in our 12-passenger canoe, helping to paddle or enjoying the ride with the group. We offer the team, expertise and equipment to help people enjoy time on the water.

Hiking

Participants can connect with our natural surroundings while exploring trails and lookouts throughout the site. There are a variety of trails for different skills and fitness levels.

Kayaking

Participants can explore the shoreline and lake while paddling a kayak. We offer the team, expertise and equipment to help people enjoy time on the water.

Paddleboarding

Participants can navigate the calm waters of Prospect Lake on a paddleboard, where people can sit, kneel or stand to explore the shoreline from a new perspective.

Get Involved

Become a Participant

We offer a variety of adventures at Prospect Lake and other locations. Find out how to apply for Adaptive Recreation or Wilderness School programs.

Become a Volunteer

We need help to maintain this 78-acre site for participant use. Find out about volunteer work days and other opportunities with Power To Be.

Make a Donation

We need your support to evolve this site into a world-class inclusive program hub. Find out how you can contribute to the future of Power To Be at Prospect Lake.

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We are transforming our site at Prospect Lake into an inclusive outdoor recreation space that is informed by the community it serves and inspired by the natural environment it shares. There is much work to be done. If you are interested in learning more about the site and how you can get involved in this game-changing opportunity for our community, please get in touch.