2010 Paralympic Winter Games and Accessibility in Whistler
From the Bid Phase on, the Games were seen as a being a powerful vehicle to effect positive change, even beyond Whistler's boundaries. We recognized the community's vision and journey towards sustainability could be accelerated by using Whistler2020 as the foundation for Games planning. At the same time, the Games provided Whistler with an opportunity to showcase itself as a global leader in advancing sustainability initiatives.
With the Games opportunity, Whistler has provided enhanced accessiblity for people with disabilities, making it one of the most accessible resort communities in the world. View the story of how Whistler is moving towards becoming a fully accessible community. The following video includes perspectives from the Resort Municipality of Whistler's Measuring Up Coordinator, Whistler athletes, volunteers and community committee members.