The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is committed to working inclusively and collaboratively with resort partners to provide equitable treatment to people with disabilities regarding the use and benefit of municipal services, programs, goods and facilities in a manner that respects their dignity and that is equitable in relation to the broader public.
The resort community also strives to continue to provide residents and visitors from around the world, regardless of age or ability, with a seamless resort experience based not only on accessibility, but also on inclusivity. These commitments extend to residents and visitors with visible or non-visible disabilities.
Whistler implements new dynamic accessibility icon
Municipal facilities will soon see an updated International Symbol of Access. The updated icon exchanges the static image of a person in a wheelchair with a person in a wheelchair in motion. This important update puts the person ahead of the disability and reframes the conversation around ability, and promoting access and inclusion for people of all abilities.
Accessible transportation and parking
Learn about getting around Whistler, including venue accessibility, transportation, maps, support services and more.
There are a number of accessible parking stalls in each of the five Whistler Village Day Lots.
There are many accessible activities available in Whistler on the mountains, in parks, along trails, in Whistler Village, at playgrounds and beyond.
Accessibility Action Plan
The RMOW endorsed a comprehensive Accessibility Action Plan in September 2022.
Supporting accessibility: Municipal plans and policies
The RMOW has incorporated accessibility and inclusion into the municipality’s guiding policy documents.
Accessibility & Inclusion Committee
AIC works collaboratively to assess and improve community accessibility and inclusion focusing on the experiences of people with disabilities, but encompassing the whole community.
Having a disability means you may need to consider some additional preparedness actions in the case of an emergency of evacuation. Learn how to prepare for and respond during an emergency.
As the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler reviewed and improved its accessibility in all areas, with the community hosting approximately 90 per cent of the Paralympic events.
Accessible features on whistler.ca
The RMOW website was designed to improve usability and accessibility for site visitors and was developed using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.