Wheel Chair AccessHard of Hearing & Deaf AccessVisually Impaired Access
Accessible Whistler Recreation
Whistler for the Disabled


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Don't let your disability stop you from participating in all that Whistler has to offer.

Looking for "Thrill Seeking Adventures" and "Recreational Activities" in Whistler that fit your ability?

Visit our Winter Adventures Guide or the Summer Adventures Guide for all your recreational activates. Find Self-Guided Recreation Options for the whole family below and plan your next vacation to Whistler.


Whistler Recreation CentreWhistler Recreation Centre

Whistler's Recreation Centre has wheel chair access to the Weight Room on the 2nd floor via an elevator located across from the Squash Courts. The swimming pool is accessible via a chair that will lower you into the pool (see first image below).

The Hockey Arena is limited in seating access but has ramps for wheel chair bound spectators which is almost if not better than the normal seats. CLICK ON AN IMAGE BELOW to see all the great facilities the Recreation Centre has to offer.

Wheel Chair Pool Access_Kids Pool Area_Stairs to Pool_Weight Room__Cardio Room_Ice Rink


The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) Recreation Guide

All these Recreation Activities are Self Guided

RMOW Recreation Home Mobility
Restricted
Hard of Hearing Deaf
Friendly
Visually
Impaired
Blind
Developmental
Disabilities
Season
Indoor Swimming
Chair Lift
With
Guide
Year
Round
N/A
Year
Round
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Year
Round

Skating

Please Read
Below
With Your
Own
Assistant
N/A

With Your
Own
Assistant

Year
Round

Adult Drop in Hockey

N/A
N/A
N/A

N/A

Year
Round
Summer Recreation Activities Whistler Parks and Recreation
Outdoor Swimming
Access Ramp
Via Alta Lake
With Your
Own
Assistant
With Your
Own
Assistant
With Your
Own
Assistant
Summer
N/A
N/A
N/A
Summer
N/A
With Your
Own
Assistant
With Your
Own
Assistant
N/A
Summer
Walks, Hiking & Jogging
For Hiking Please Contact
WASP
With Your
Own
Assistant
With Your
Own
Assistant
With Your
Own
Assistant
Summer
Hand Cycles
Please Contact
WASP
Tandem Bike Rentals
N/A
Summer
Winter Recreation Activates Parks & Recreation
Contact
WASP
With Guide Or Contact
WASP
With Guide
Or Contact
WASP
N/A
Winter
N/A
With Guide Or Contact
WASP
With Guide
Or Contact
WASP
N/A
Winter

Wheelchair's on the Ice Surface are permitted as long as the person in the wheelchair is accompanied by an adult, the tires on the wheelchair are wiped clean prior to entering on to the ice surface. We also encourage the participant in the wheelchair wear a helmet, while on the ice.

Sledge's are welcomed on the ice, at this time we do not have any to rent. Helmets are available at no cost. For more information on Sledge Skating and Hockey please contact Cerebral Palsy Sports Association at CP Sports. For Sledge Hockey bookings please contact Whistler Parks and Recreation For People with Disabilities.

Skate Rentals are also available at Whistler Recreation Centre at small cost and helmet rentals are free.

Snow Shoeing can be done at many of Whistler Public Parks but you will have to bring your own gear and a Guide to assist you if needed.



Indoor Pool Orientation for the Visual Impaired and Blind should include the following: overview of Pool Depth, Length, Width of Swimming Lanes, Swimming Directions, Hot Tub, Water Fountain and Changing Room Locations.

Weight & Cardio Room Orientation for the Visual Impaired and Blind should include; an overview of Weight & Cardio Training Area, Machines Available, Changing Rooms and Water Fountain Locations.

Orientation should be available to all upon request along with General Facilities Available such as changing rooms, washrooms and weight room plus Pool and Skating area.


Tandem Bike Rental - Spicy Sports can rent you Tandem Bikes and they are located at Various Locations in Whistler.

Please Note that the Resort Municipality of Whistler does not rent out bikes but can be rented at various locations in Whistler and access is free for all trail systems run by the Resort.

For Hand Cycles rentals please contact Whistler Adaptive Sports Program for more information.


Outdoor Tennis Courts are located at the following locations and are first come first serve basis.

Meadow Park has 2 courts located behind the Recreation Centre.
White Gold has 1 court near the Lost Lake Trial Start.
Tapley's Farm has 2 courts located at the end of Easy Street behind the play ground area.  
Millar's Pond has 2 courts.
Emerald Park has 1 court.
Alpha Lake has 1 court.


For Wheel Chair Tennis Information please visit BC Wheel Chair Sports.


For more information on self guided recreation options and tips for the physically challenged please visit one of the links below.

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability promotes inclusion and active living lifestyles of persons with disabilities by facilitating communication and collaboration among organizations, agencies and individuals.



Whistler's Public Parks

Alta Lake Wheel Chair Access RampWhistler has some great Public Parks &Trails to enjoy and use at no cost.

Whistler Public Parks can be booked for activities, BAR-B-Q's & for weddings as well.

Rainbow Park has a wheel chair access ramp into Alta Lake that you can Roll down into for easy access. Located just next to the Dock and Beach area.

It's safe to wheel down as it is build on a concrete platform and has a railing to hold onto.

Lost lake is accessible by wheel chair via the parking lot or by local bus which runs daily through the Summer months. It has a great little lake to swim in but does not have a wheel chair access ramp like Rainbow Park.

Spruce Groove is accessible to all...

For more information on The Whistler Resort Trails and Maps visit one of the faulting links.

Whistler Parks and Recreation For People with Disabilities and Whistler Public Parks, Trails and Maps for more information on Access.



Whistler's Valley Trail

Valley Trail WhistlerHand Cycles can be rented from Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and Tandem Bike Rental locations are coming soon for the visually impaired and blind to access the trail systems or others with balance difficulties who need to be accompanied by a guide or friend.

If you have your own bike and or other equipment then head to Meadow Park Sports Centre and accessing the Valley Trail from that point. There is free parking and the trails are flat and paved from that location.

You will also get great views of Whistler Blackcomb from that location as well as picnic area's and a kids outdoor playground! If the weather turns bad then go inside the Recreation Centre and watch some hockey or use the indoor Swimming Pool and Whistler Parks and Recreation Centre. Please visit the
Whistler Public Parks & Trails web site for more information.

Visit WAVE Accessible Transit Buses for more information on access using Public Transit and use it to get to the Meadow Park Sports Centre. From that point you can Access the Valley Trail system that starts at the end of the parking lot and head towards the rear of the building and to the Village once you are on it.

NOTE, Please be aware that the RMOW is currently working on the Trails and they may not be Accessible to anyone heading back towards the Village please contact the RMOW for current status and updates at 1-866-932-5535

Or visit the following web sites for more information.

Whistler Parks and Recreation For People with Disabilities



ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAMS IN WHISTLER

Whistler Adaptive Sports Programs (WASP)

Program Information can be found by clicking on the Link to the Left Below

WASP Home Mobility
Restricted
Hard of Hearing Deaf
Friendly
Visually
Impaired
Blind
Developmental
Disabilities
Season
Adaptive Sit Skiing

ASL

ASL
N/A
Winter
Adaptive Snow Boarding

ASL

ASL
Winter
N/A

ASL

ASL
N/A
Winter
Adaptive Nordic

ASL

ASL
Winter

ASL

ASL
Winter
WASP Summer Programs
Adaptive Canoeing

ASL

ASL
Summer
Adaptive Kayaking

ASL

ASL
N/A
Summer
Hand Cycling

ASL

ASL
N/A
N/A
Summer


Two ASL (American Sign Language Interpreters) Instructors are available for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on all Winter programs. The ASL Instructors can speak up to 12 different Languages for Signing which is pretty amazing.

Please make sure to request an ASL Instructor when making a booking if required.

Individual Program Information can be found in the above guide by clicking on the specific program desired.

For more information on Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP) please contact Chelsey Walker at 604-935-9406 or visit the WASP web site.


Whistler Bungee Jumping  for People with DisabilitiesTour Adventures for People with Disabilities and all Abilities.

Visit our Winter Adventures Guide or the Summer Adventures Guide for all your recreational activates. Find Self-Guided Recreation Options for the whole family and plan your next vacation to Whistler.

Adventures can vary from from simple things as a 4 x 4 Offroad Adventure to Bungee Jumping and Zip Treking depending on your Disability and Abilities we try to provide as many options for you to be more active while working with Small Business People and Tour Operators to make them more Accessible.


Whistler Mountain GondolaWhistler - Blackcomb Mountains

Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains has access for everyone via the Gondola in the Village. Whistler Mountain is the only Gondola to the top of the mountain for wheel chair guests and is almost a year round operation.

Whistler Blackcomb are also a big part of the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program They are currently offering Summer Programs in skiing, snowboarding, x-country skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and hand-cycling.

WASP helps their disabled guests experience the thrill of outdoor activity that creates a flow of adrenaline and excitement they may not have thought possible.


All the lessons are personally designed for the individual, whatever their ability and will greatly increase confidence, motivation and independence. Safety, enjoyment and learning are our top priorities.

We cannot say enough about WASP it is a great society. For more information contact Chelsey Walker at 604-935-9406 or e-mail at cwalker@whistleradaptive.com or visit the WASP website.

Whistler Blackcomb Peak to Peak Gondola,  Photo by Matt WalkerThe New Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

The Whistler Blackcomb Mountain (WB) Peak 2 Peak Gondola is wheelchair accessible during the Summer Months. Each cabin has one spot for a Wheelchair except for the Glass Bottom Cabin. It is an important feature of Whistler Blackcomb’s landmark project and Canada’s newest tourism icon. Visit the Official Peak 2 Peak Gondola web site for more information. Or Visit the Official Whistler Blackcomb web site for full Independent Disabled Travelers Information.

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Ski and Lift Tickets and Accessibility.

There are no ticket discounts for people with disabilities. However, their accompanying ski "buddy" can receive a free ticket. Ticket collection must be done in person, at any outside Ticket Window location or inside, at any Guest Relations location (open daily from 8-5). Tickets must be collected on a daily basis.

Special Lift Line Priority and Passes for Disabled People

If an individual has a Disabled Skier's Association of BC membership ($40) or has a membership from another province through the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing area and requires assistance, then they can get a "Buddy Pass" at no charge for that assistant to access Whistler-Blackcomb. The individual pays full price for their lift pass. To become a member of the Disabled Skier's Association of BC, an individual can register online at Disabledskiingbc.com.

Sit-skiers are permitted to use the Ski School lineups without the need of a special pass.

No other disabled person is given priority unless they are in our Ski School or Adaptive program. Guest Relations can produce a priority pass, on special request, to other disabled skiers who's disability makes it extremely difficult to stand in line. This will be assessed on an individual basis. Please see the Guest Relations Senior Host on duty.

The Whistler Village Gondola is the only accessible Lift for Wheel Chair Access from the Village to the top of the Mountains.

Guide dogs
are permitted to access the Whistler Village Gondola and to accompany any disabled person in our restaurants.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Accessibility, please visit their web site link above for full information for both Mountains.

Whistler Bike Park is accessible to "Quad Mountain Bikers" in the Summer months only please see our detailed guide for information on Access to the park.