- 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.