Stairlift Comparison Chart

Below are some of the most popular straight and curved stairlifts that are sold in Canada. Some models offer additional options and features not listed here. Ottawa Valley Stair Lift does not offer all the brands show below, we are a Savaria and Handicare dealer.

*Ottawa Valley Stair Lift makes ongoing efforts to keep the following information up-to-date but takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in information on this page.

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Here is a comparison chart of some of the most popular stair lifts sold in Canada.

Savaria
K2
Handicare
Simplicity
Handicare
1000
Acorn
130
Bruno
Elan
Stannah
Siena
Capacity 350 lbs 309 lbs 350 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs
Seat Swivels Full 90° at Top Landing
Adjustable Seat Heights
Seat Belt
Warranty on Major Components (Motor & Gearbox) 3 years Lifetime Lifetime 1 year Lifetime n/a
Parts Warranty 3 years 2 years 2 years 1 year 2 years 2 years
Obstruction Safety Sensors
Upholstery Choices
Average Speed 15 ft/min 24 ft/min 24 ft/min 24 ft/min 18 ft/min 18 ft/min
Charges Anywhere on Track n/a

Savaria

Savaria has been in business for over 40 years and is one the top accessibility companies in North America. They have several models of straight stair lifts that are great for older homes with norrow stairways including a new one called K2 that boasts the slimmest folded profile on the markets.

HandiCare

Based in Europe, founded in 1986, but built on 130 years of experience. In 1886, based on the instinct of a young Dutch businessman, Jan Hammer. Handicare also sells stair lifts under different brand names including Sterling in Canada plus they make other types of mobility aids.

Accorn

Established in 1992 Accorn specializes in stairlifts and is located in the United Kingdom. They do not sell there lifts through dealers but sell directly to the customer.

Stannah

The company was founded in 1867 and began making stair lifts 40 years ago, Stannah sells mainly in European and is popular in the United Kingdom.

Bruno

Bruno only makes stair lifts for straight stair wells.