Vancouver is an enlightened city with excellent information and facilities for people with disabilities. Most buildings, public transportation and visitor attractions are accessible. Buses are equipped with ramps for wheelchairs and the SkyTrain and SeaBus are also accessible.
If you’re driving a car, the city has increased the number of parking places for people with disabilities. If you have a disabled parking permit, it is valid in Vancouver.
If you’re flying to Vancouver, accessible taxis are available from Vancouver Taxi to take you from the airport to your destination. Call 604-871-1111. The Canada Line light rail service between the airport and downtown Vancouver is also wheelchair accessible.
All public buses from the airport are wheelchair accessible. Take the bus from the airport to Airport Station and transfer to the #98 bus for downtown.
The best resource for information about access to Vancouver attractions, activities, parks and buildings is the city of Vancouver’s Accessibility page which you can read about here: http://vancouver.ca/accessibility/
The BCPA website has a wide range of resources and information.
British Columbia Paraplegic Association
780 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7
BC Wheelchair Vans
Wheelchair-accessible vans for long-term mobility and travel solutions. Some rentals also available.
Disability Foundation is an affiliation of six related societies: BC Mobility Opportunities Society, ConnecTra Society, Disabled Independent Gardeners Association, Disabled Sailing Association, Tetra Society of North America and Vancouver Adapted Music Society.
Jericho Sailing Centre
1300 Discovery Street
Vancouver, BC V6R 4L9
Phone number to use from the last week in May until September: 604-222-3003
Phone All Year: 604-688-6464×111 or 126
Sailing Season begins each year in early June