Links


The following are websites of potential interest to wheelchair users planning travel and recreational activities in Western Canada or the Pacific Northwest. If you have a website that you would like to see added to this resource page, or to report a broken link, please send an email.


Accessible Travel



BC Ferries 
Information for passengers with special needs can be found here.



VIA Rail
Special needs info here.



Translink Public Transport
Special needs info here.



Vancouver International Airport
Email for specific accessibility queries.



BC Passport
Accessibility info can be found here.



Tourism Vancouver
Simply type "wheelchair" into the search function.



Whistler for the Disabled
Canada's premier mountain resort.



9Lives Adventures
For "extreme" wheelchair sports and activities enthusiasts, headquartered in Whistler.



Access Victoria
BC's beautiful capital city on Vancouver Island.




Recreation



Freedom Wings

Providing people with disabilities the opportunity to fly. Chapters:

Vancouver (Hope)
Vernon
Edmonton
Calgary



Alberta Parks and Recreation
Featuring the Kananaskis barrier free facilities.



BC Parks
Explore British Columbia's great outdoors.



BC Mobility Opportunities Society
Enriching the lives of people with physical disabilities through wilderness recreation activities.



BC Wheelchair Sports
Providing access to quality programs for athletes with disabilities.



Disabled Sailing Assc. of BC
For all levels of disability.



Disabled Skiing BC
A chance for all persons with a disability to enjoy the freedom and therapeutic benefits of skiing and snowboarding.



Grouse Mountain
A great tourist spot for summer or winter.




Other Resources



Canadian Paraplegic Assc.

Alberta Branch

BC Branch



SCI BC Accessible Travel Project
Created by people with physical disabilities for people with physical disabilities, to help expand boundaries and explore the world. Includes YouTube tutorials and an extensive travel guide.



Rick Hansen Global Accessibility Map
An online ratings tool designed to raise awareness of improved physical access to buildings and public spaces in communities around the world.




Technology for Independent Living
Adaptive equipment for BC residents.



Tetra Society
North America-wide volunteers providing adaptive devices.



Regency Medical Supplies
On-line ordering available.



Annual Access Awareness Fair
Held each June in Port Moody, BC. Email Debbie for more info.



CareCure Travel Forum
Peer forum for recreation, sports, travel, and hobbies.



Access Travel Center
A general travel resource site.



World on Wheelz
Specializing in accessible travel arrangements for wheelchair users, slow walkers, and seniors with special needs.



Wheelchairtraveling.com
An international resource for wheelchair travel: accommodations, attractions, activities, transportation & tips. Create an account and share what you know.



New Disability
A guide to wheelchair and wheelchair van travel, as well as helpful info about mobility scooters.



1-800 Wheelchair
In-depth articles about wheelchair travel and exercise.



CycleSport
A resource guide for handcycling.


International Resources


New Zealand Mobility Van Hire
For all wheelchair & mobility van hire, plus a guide to wheelchair accessible dining, accommodation, & sightseeing throughout New Zealand. Email for more info.



Mobility Products 4u
Offering over 10,000 disability & mobility aids at affordable prices in the UK and EU.



Wheelchair Cars UK
A specialist provider of used wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale in the UK.



Bed and Breakfast UK
Affordable disabled B&B holidays in the UK.