A snapshot of the website used for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The official Whistler website of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games


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Accessible Transportation in Whistler at Games Time

The Resort Municipality of Whistler has a strategy to become a more accessible and inclusive resort community, a recommendation of the Whistler2020 Health and Social Task Force. The strategy has been accelerated now that Whistler is co-hosting the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and was selected as a pilot community in the British Columbia government's Measuring Up program, which seeks to provide a framework for communities to become accessible and inclusive.

The Accessibility Project is driving comprehensive change in the community, and accessibility issues are fully incorporated into Whistler2020, the community's chief planning tool.

Upgrades to signage, wayfinding information and physical changes to improve accessibility are on-going. Community engagement with advisory groups has focused several updates to community facilities and programs, Municipal services and public spaces.


For Parking Access Permits, visitors can bring the permit issued from their place of residence. The RMOW honors out of province and out of country disabled parking passes.


Resort Cabs in Whistler has 3 wheelchair-accessible vans which can be pre-booked at 604-938-1515.

BC Transit

To serve the Paralympic Games in March, BC Transit's fully accessible, low-floor bus fleet will operate at normal winter service levels in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton. For more information visit Bctransit.com.

Accessible Businesses Listing Provided by 2010 Legacies Now

Click here to access a list of businesses in Whistler which received one or more accessibility ratings.

The list is organized by community, separated into two categories:

  • Accommodation Businesses (hotels, motels, inns, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts)
  • Activities and Attractions (restaurants, retail locations, tour operations and other activities)
  • For each business, you will find its accessibility rating, along with links to the business profile on our partners' websites. These links will provide you with detailed information on the business location and amenities, along with its contact information.

Accessibility at the 2010 Winter Games

Vancouver 2010 is committed to providing accessible venues and services for both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We welcome spectators with a disability to attend and enjoy all the Games have to offer. All venues have been reviewed for accessibility including consideration for persons who are visually impaired, blind, who have hearing loss, Deafness as well as mobility and/or agility impairments.

The following will be available at all venues for both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games:

  • Accessible seating options (with adjacent companion seating)
  • Accessible washroom facilities and amenities
  • Assistive hearing devices available for loan at the information booth
  • Assistance/guide dogs are welcome in the venue and a dog relief area will be available
  • Wheelchairs available for loan at the information booth
  • Accessible shuttle service within outdoor venues where travel over longer distances is required
  • American Sign Language interpretation will be available at Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats are available at all venues and can be requested through the ticketing process. Each wheelchair-accessible seat has one companion seat next to it.

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