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Accessible Travel in Vancouver
Vancouver’s diverse community welcomes all. We strive to provide inclusive experiences that everyone can enjoy through accessible destinations and activities.
C-Tran Public Transit
Buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Check their website for routes and schedules.
If you have a need for a more specialized service, C-Tran does offer paratransit services, known as C-Van. This is a reservation based transit service for those with a disability that prevents them from riding the fixed-route bus system.
Private Wheelchair Transport
Both Uber and Lyft are available in Vancouver.
Many hotels in the area offer accessible accommodations; below are just a few that are centrally located in Vancouver. They all offer hearing, vision, and wheelchair accessibility through accessible guest rooms and other hotel features. They will ensure you have a comfortable stay.
Located at the corner of Daniels Street and Columbia Way, the AC Hotel Marriott Vancouver Waterfront
Vancouver's first boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo Vancouver is a modern lodging experience on the north
Several community centers in Vancouver offer accessible pools, a variety of fitness activities, and classes for people of all ages and abilities.
Things To Do
Kilnfolk Clay - Offers monthly “Pottery Clay Date'' opportunities for ages 0-5. A private studio morning of sensory activities involving clay. Or book a “Kids Clay” class for ages 7-17.
Kids Club Fun & Fitness - On Wednesday and Thursday mornings Kids Club offers “Mellow Mornings.” Children can play on the slides, suspension bridge, ball room, and other jungle gym features without loud music and large crowds.
Regal Vancouver Plaza - See a movie with the lights turned up and the volume turned down at “Sensory Friendly Movie Screenings.” Offered at the first showing of the day on select Saturdays and Tuesdays of each month.
Vancouver boasts a multitude of parks throughout the city, most notably for accessibility are the new structures at Esther Short Park and Chelsea Anderson Memorial Play Station (CHAMPS) that include features that are the first of its kind in Washington state. These projects are addressing the need for accessible outdoor play spaces in the area. Working with the City of Vancouver, Harper's Playground, led the design and building of the new equipment. These two new play areas provide people of all ages and abilities access to physically, socially, and emotionally inviting play.
Inclusive features include:
- Washington's first wheelchair swing
- Musical instruments and winding paths
- Double slide and play hill
- Zero Entry Merry Go All
- Roxall See Saw
Click Here for more information from the City of Vancouver's Parks and Recreation.
If you are planning to explore the nearby Columbia River Gorge, please visit the Accessible Gorge website for information and resources for businesses and trails in the area that are accessible to visitors with disabilities. Accessible Gorge strives to provide as much transparent information as possible to empower visitors to make their own decisions.