Resources & Friends
Getting Around Whistler
Whistler Adaptive is a member of the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Measuring Up committee that collaborates with resort partners to provide equal treatment to people with disabilities with respect to the use and benefit of municipal services, programs, goods and facilities. Visit whistler.ca for more information on transportation to and in Whistler, maps, support services, accessible parking, accessible washrooms and wayfinding.
Things to do in Whistler
Click here to visit whistler.ca for details on accessible activities in Whistler provided by our partners at Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler Sport Legacies Society and Meadow Park Sports Centre.
Learn more about Accessible Activities in Whistler
Whistler’s Journey Toward Accessibility
As the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler had to review and improve its accessibility in all areas, with the community hosting approximately 90 percent of the Paralympic events. This provided Whistler the opportunity to substantially build on its international reputation as an accessible destination and grow visitation with all athlete and visitors, including those with disabilities.
Learn more about Whistler’s Journey Toward Accessibility:
Whistler Adaptive Sports Program offers bursaries of up to $1,000 to athletes who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. If one is awarded the bursary, the funds can be used to cover the cost of Whistler Adaptive activities. Bursaries are awarded on an annual basis from August 1 to July 31. We accept applications throughout the fiscal year, but we encourage individuals to apply as soon as possible because funds are limited and based on a first come first serve basis.
Accessible Whistler & Whistler for the Disabled
Visit Accessible Whistler for everything you need to know about accessibility in Whistler, including transportation, accommodation, activities, restaurants, medical clinics and more. Whistler for the Disabled offers detailed information and contacts for Whistler visitors who are wheelchair users or are visually impaired or hard of hearing.
Group Getaways & Adventures with the help of Whistler Adaptive
Whistler Adaptive can help pull together a great itinerary of sightseeing, adrenaline-inducing adventures, outdoor exercise and therapeutic recreation. Check out the great weekend Spinal Cord Injury BC had with us in Whistler in August 2014. Whistler Adaptive organized a weekend of bungee jumping, ziplining, kayaking, hand-cycling and Peak2Peak Gondola viewing. Get in touch if you'd like us to help create the perfect holiday for your needs.
Other great organizations providing great services for people with disabilities:
BC Mobility Opportunities Services - Learn more about the Trail Rider and how people with physical disabilities can use them to explore the valley and alpine mountain trails.
Davies Pharmacy - Equipment rental including electric wheelchairs, bath/bedroom safety equipment, ambulatory aid, rehab products & lifts. Offer delivery to Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton.
Canadian Paralympic Committee - The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations.
CanAssist - CanAssist is dedicated both to helping people with disabilities improve their quality of life and to increasing awareness of disability issues.
Neil Squire Society - Empowering Canadians with physical disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and various employment programs.
Planat - An online tool that allows you to search and review the accessibility of places worldwide. With planat, consumers can get detailed information of venues' access features, and make informed decisions on where to eat, shop, play and work.
Special Olympics BC - Provides individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.
Spinal Cord Injury BC - SCI BC is dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries, and with related disabilities, adjust, adapt and thrive. Currently, we serve over 1,500 British Columbians with SCI, and their families and friends, by providing answers, information and unique community experiences.
Whistler Community Services Society - Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) has a strong history of quickly responding to the needs of the community using an effective, collaborative and unique approach. WCSS works with community partners, members, funders and other non-profits to“Provide programs and services that support social sustainability in Whistler”.
Apps for People with Disabilities - Here are some great phone apps for people (or their carers) who are hearing impaired, visually impaired or have a developmental disability.