BC Organizations with Travel Resources
These resources can assist people with disabilities and their families in finding the right travel opportunities that meet their needs.
Travel For All is a full service travel agency, who specializes in customizing vacations globally for travelers with various forms of disability.
Explore the world without limits. Find and book accessible Places to Stay, Things to Do, and Multi-day Trips +160 destinations with detailed information about accessibility and an experienced customer support
The European disabled travel experts. The trip planners at Sage Traveling use their expertise to create custom accessible holidays for people with all types of mobility issues, including wheelchair and scooter users, cane and walker users, and senior travellers.
EASY ACCESS TRAVEL specializes in Cruise Vacations and Packaged Land Tours to accessible destinations. They assist you with all aspects of your trip and their knowledgeable staff can offer many tips and suggestions to insure you a safe and enjoyable journey..
Barrier Free Adventure-Seriously, we are all people in the same sandbox. Let’s get along, recognize the differences in each other, embrace them then move on to creating a wonderful travel experience together. While the travel industry is finally moving toward assisting those looking for barrier free travel, with 15 year of experience, David serves his clients with disabilities by helping build amazing dreams and memories.
BC Organizations with Travel Resources
These are resources provided and put together by BC organizations that can provide information for people with disabilities looking to make travelling easier and more accessible within BC.
Destination British Columbia (Destination BC) is a Provincially funded, industry-led Crown corporation that supports a strong and competitive future for BC’s tourism industry through a combination of global marketing, destination development, industry learning, cooperative community-based programs, and visitor servicing. Destination BC’s programs help to improve the visitor experience, support businesses and communities across the province, and strengthen BC’s worldwide reputation as a destination of choice. Use “accessible” in search terms to find accessible tourism options.
Official Tourism BC website. Find key information to plan your BC vacation with up to date information & itineraries. Explore trip planning resources including interactive BC maps & insider travel-tips. Use “accessible” in search terms to find accessible tourism options.
go2HR is BC’s tourism and hospitality human resource and health & safety association.Tourism training body – Superhost training – Front line customer service.
Access BC is a program of Spinal Cord Injury BC. Their team focuses on accessible outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities by facilitating universal design training, performing accessibility audits and creating accessible travel resources. Their work is guided by the principles of universal design – a concept that benefits everyone. Whether you use a mobility aid, have a visual impairment, or are simply ageing, universal design enables inclusivity and ease of access.
Marco Chiaramonte, Senior Accessibility and Inclusion Specialist at YVR
One of YVR’s top priorities is providing an accessible airport for everyone. Their 24-hour Customer Care is available by phone at 604.207.7077, TTY/(TDD) 604.207.7070, by email at email@example.com, or on Twitter @yvrairport
Meets the diverse needs of the Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and hearing communities. Our mission is to make information clear, direct, easy to understand and accessible to all.
The CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. They deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.
Their mission is to ensure people affected by dementia are not alone, by educating and mobilizing a broader community of care around them, and supporting valuable research into the disease and people living with it.
Helping British Columbians tackle critical social issues, through local love. Areas of focus include Urgent Response, Children & Youth, Seniors, Poverty, Mental Health, and Food Security.
Other Travel Resources
These are other resources that can assist people with disabilities, and their families with travel and other accessible travel related information.
At AccessNow their mission is to establish a go-to resource for accessibility information. They are building a connected platform to empower people to discover a world of accessible opportunities, make better decisions and remove barriers. They are learning how accessible the world is and mapping as many places as they possibly can and they invite you to join us. A worldwide community, passionate about change, together we can empower each other to have access now.
Welcome to DisabledTravelers.com, a resource dedicated to accessible travel information. This site will provide you with information on businesses from around the world that specialize in disability travel.
Assisting disabled Canadians with their travel needs. Funding for attendant’s travel expenses; transportation, accommodation, and meal stipend.
Their mission is to create and deliver innovative solutions that lead to a global movement to remove barriers and liberate the potential of people with disabilities through their programs and initiatives.
Persons with disabilities have a right to equal access to federal transportation services.The CTA has a mandate to protect this right. They create regulations, codes of practice and guidelines to ensure accessible transportation, such as the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) and the new Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations (ATPRR). They also help resolve individual complaints about accessibility through facilitation, mediation or adjudication.
Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility since Dec 2022.
Accessibility Standards Canada is a departmental corporation created in 2019 under the Accessible Canada Act (the Act). They are committed to creating accessibility standards for federally-regulated entities and federal organizations.
NSERC Accessibility Plan. This Plan identifies key barriers to accessibility and provides actions that aim to remove or prevent these barriers in the following areas:
- built environment
- information and communication technologies
- procurement of goods, services and facilities
- design and delivery of programs and services