Vancouver: Disabled Needs

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Vancouver Disabled Needs

As befits a modern city, Vancouver has excellent information and facilites for disabled people whether they are tourists or residents. The majority of buildings, public transport and visitor attractions are accessible. Buses have ramps for wheelchairs and the SkyTrain and SeaBus are also accessible.

If you’re flying into Vancouver International Airport you should have no problem getting an accessible taxi from Vancouver Taxi to take you from the airport to your destination (call to order on 604-871-1111). If buses are more your thing, 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 scheduled airport bus run by Airporter can accommodate wheelchairs if users are not wheelchair bound and the wheelchair can be folded. Call 604-946-8866 from Vancouver or 1-800-668-3141 toll free.

The British Columbia Paraplegic Society has produced a tip sheet for travellers, which you can read and download online at http://www.bcpara.org. They also have helpful advice on accessible accommodation in Vancouver.