Beach mat at English Bay Beach

Accessible city

The City values all members of its diverse communities and strives to meet the needs of everyone, regardless of ability.

We are committed to removing barriers that might keep you, or someone you care about, from fully enjoying Vancouver.

This includes adding curb cuts on sidewalks, audible signals on crosswalks, improving accessible public transportation and parking options, and expanding accessibile parks and recreation programs.

Improving city-wide accessibility is an ongoing priority that benefits everyone in the community. Get to know what the City is doing to accommodate and improve accessibility in Vancouver.

Learn about our accessibility programs and services

Building for accessibility

Learn about the City's standards around building for accessibility including the importance of ramps and door handles.

Walking accessibility

Curb ramps and audible signal devices installed at crosswalks help make our streets accessible.

Accessible public transit

Find out how the City works with TransLink, the regional transit authority, to plan and develop accessible streets and transportation in Vancouver.

Adapted and integrated programs

Do you need support to participate in recreational activities? Vancouver offers adapted and integrated programs and services for people with disabilities or special needs.

Accessible parking

Find accessible parking in Vancouver. Learn about parking exemptions for people with disabilities, and how to get a SPARC parking permit.

Celebrating leadership

Accessible City

Recognizes those who improve access and inclusion for persons with disabilities, or remove barriers and create opportunities.

Right Fit Pilot Project

Are you a person who uses a wheelchair, and are looking for housing in Metro Vancouver?

You may be eligible for the Right Fit Pilot Project.