Accessible Travel

  • Guide dogs may legally be brought into restaurants, hotels and other businesses.
  • Many public-service phone numbers and some pay phones are adapted for the hearing-impaired.
  • Most public buildings are wheelchair accessible, and many parks feature trails that are likewise accessible.
  • Many newer or renovated hotels have dedicated accessible rooms.
  • Public transportation is increasingly accessible; all buses in Vancouver, for example, are fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Start your trip planning at Access to Travel (www.accesstotravel.gc.ca), the Canadian federal government’s dedicated website. It has information on air, bus, rail and ferry transportation.
  • Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.

Other helpful resources:

CNIB Support and services for the visually impaired.

Disability Alliance BC Programs and support for people with disabilities.

Western Institute for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Interpreter services and resources for the hearing-impaired.