Vancouver accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays

Vancouver is one of the most liveable cities on the planet. A progressive city situated on the West side of Canada, it enjoys a reputation for being one of the most accessible cities in the world to visit. From their modern transportation to innovative housing, visitors travelling with a disability or those in a wheelchair will find that Vancouver is a city that cares about making it easy for everyone to appreciate the best it has to offer.


If you are using a wheelchair or other equipment to assist with mobility you will find that many Vancouver attractions have been designed to allow easy maneuverability. Most attractions clearly indicate on their websites exactly what to expect if you are visiting with a disability.

Science World

Address: 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7, Canada
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Discover the fun and interactive environment at the Science World! This amazing museum is easily recognizable as it’s housed within a giant silver golf ball. This wheelchair friendly modern museum of science, technology and natural history has six interesting permanent galleries. Take part in science demonstrations and interactive displays at the BodyWorks, Eureka, Illusions, Kidspace, Our World and Search galleries.

Granville Island

Address: 1669 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
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Plan an escape to the Granville Island, a seaside urban oasis that has everything. Let your adventure unfold and discover the amazing fresh food market and delicious bistros and cafes, to theatres, artisan workshops unique shops, and fantastic views of the city and mountains.

H. R. MacMillan Space Centre

Address: 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada
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Explore the wonders of the Universe at the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre. Enjoy live science demonstrations or let yourself immerse in the night sky. In addition you can take a simulated space journey. You can also check what you would look like as an alien. The white space ship building that houses the museum is completely wheelchair friendly


As one of the most progressive cities in the world, Vancouver has a terrific range of accessible accommodations for those travelling with a disability or those in a wheelchair. Many of the hotels, apartments and cottages feature elevators and ramps. In addition, you will find that many holiday rentals offer visitors wheelchair rooms that feature bathrooms that are disability friendly having roll in showers and grab bars as well as in room amenities such as hoists or step free access. First of all tell us your accessibility needs then simply pick from the vacation rentals that meet your criteria.

Self-contained apartments are the way to go, with all the amenities you need for relaxing disabled holidays under one roof. If you prefer cottages your options are many and range from a 100 year old stylish cabins in the outskirts to restored cottages located in town and more. You can also plan your accommodation in five star hotels or luxury retreats; on Handiscover you can find them all.


Whether you have a hearing, visual or mobility impairment, you will enjoy the ease of getting around in Vancouver. In addition busses and trains are wheelchair accessible, and there are many features that assist those with a visual or hearing impairment. You can also take advantage of the Braille around the city’s road crossings, transit stops and more. At cross walks, those with a visual impairment can cross safely with audio communication.