Accessible Tourism


The Accessible Tourism program aimed to make British Columbia a premier travel destination for people with disabilities. The program evaluated tourism businesses on how accessible they are for people with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities, and provides accessibility-rating icons to market the businesses to travellers worldwide. The program also recommended simple, inexpensive changes to improving accessibility and offers training to staff on providing more inclusive services.

The program was established in 2007 with funding from the Province of British Columbia. The founding partners included 2010 Legacies Now, Tourism BC, Tourism Vancouver, Tourism Richmond, Tourism Whistler and the BC Hotel Association.

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  1. Kamloops joins accessible tourism movement

    Tourism businesses in Kamloops are getting involved in the accessible tourism movement.

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  2. Video: The Accessible Tourism Partnership

    Walt Judas, Vice President, Visitor Services, Communications & 2010 for Tourism Vancouver, talks about how 2010 Legacies Now helped bring tourism partners together.

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  3. Businesses ready to welcome paralympic athletes and travellers as B.C. prepares for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

    Using the 2010 Winter Games as a catalyst, 2010 Legacies Now, the Province of B.C. and Tourism BC have led the development of the Accessible Tourism Strategy to help make B.C. a premier travel destination for people with disabilities, and to establish the province as a global leader in accessible tourism.

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