Partners in Accessibility
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is comitted to partnerships in accessibility.
Known as the Official Alpine Skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler Blackcomb provides accessible runs for skiers of all abilities. Click here for information on how individuals with disabilities can access the facilities and skiing/riding at Whistler Blackcomb.
Whistler Adaptive Sports Program
The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is a non-profit organization making year round recreation accessible to people with disabilities. Whistler Adaptive is a centre for learning and sports excellence that has a local, regional, national and international clientele. Whistler Adaptive encourages independence, self-confidence and self-motivation for all participants through outdoor recreation.
Whistler Adaptive currently offers skiing, snowboarding, Rotary GS, Nordic skiing, hiking and Trail Rider, biking and hand cycling, rowing, canoeing and kayaking, triathlon programs, Academy (cognitive disabled) programming. Visit whistleradaptive.com more information.
Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS)
Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) supports social sustainability in Whistler by providing programs and services that improve the ability of Whistler community members to meet their needs and enhance their lives.
Visit mywcss.org for more information.
Seniors Needs Action Planner
Associated with the WCSS Outreach Team, the Seniors Needs Action Planner (SNAP) supports and enhances the quality of Whistler Senior Residents by improving community linkages within health and social services, develops and delivers opportunities for social interaction and fosters partnerships with other community and health resources.
For more information, visit http://www.mywcss.org/pages/snap.
Mature Action Committee (MAC)
Whistler's Mature Action Committee (MAC) is a registered, non-profit organization formed to address seniors’ issues, social needs and housing, such that long term residents may comfortably 'age in place.
Click here for more information.
Vancouver Coastal Health – Community Care Coordination
The Vancouver Coastal Health home and community care services promote the well-being, dignity and independence of clients byproviding palliative care services and the best possible quality of life for people nearing the end of their life.
Visit the Vancouver Coastal Health website at www.vch.ca for more information.
Whistler prides itself on being an international resort with accessibility to all people, including travelers with disabilities. Whistler Village is accessible with pedestrian-only streets, paved access to the Valley Trail, close proximity to transportation, and wheelchair access to the Whistler Mountain gondola for skiing and sightseeing.
Village Host Program
Village Host volunteers assist visitors by: providing maps of the village, general Whistler information and the community’s history, promoting community events and performances, demonstrating community pride and enthusiasm, and sharing the spirit of the Whistler community with visitors.
Click here for more information.
Resort Cabs in Whistler has three wheelchair-accessible vans, which can be pre-booked at 604-938-1515.
BC Transit offers a fully accessible, low-floor bus fleet in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton. These busses feature wider doors, extendible ramps, and hydraulics.
For more information visit BC Transit.