Whistler is Accessible

We are proud to be an international resort that is accessible to all people. As the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, accessibility throughout the Village, parks and hotels has been improved.

Whistler Village

Accessibility is built into Whistler Village with its pedestrian-only streets, paved access to the Valley Trail and close proximity to transportation.

Resource More Info
Accessibility Map Comprehensive map of Whistler Village showing parking spaces, barrier-free routes, slopes with gradients, accessible washrooms and more.
Public Transit Accessibility Whistler's bus system includes accessibility features including space for wheelchairs and easy access buses.
Taxi Wheelchair accessible taxis are available on request from Whistler Resort Cabs at 1.604.938.1515
Wheelchair Rentals Wheelchair rentals are available from the Shoppers Drugmart (1.604.905.5666) and the Marketplace Rexall (1.604.932.2303)
The Access Whistler Project A full list of the Resort Municipality of Whistler's Accessibility Initiatives for residents and visitors of different abilities.


Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground offering many different activities. Many of them are accessible or can be modified to suit people of different abilities. This list is intended as inspiration, but is not finite - there’s plenty more to do when you get here!

Please contact our local travel consultants directly at 1.800.944.7853 to find out more information on available activities.


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Skiing and Snowboarding Whistler Blackcomb provides access to the mountains via the Whistler Village Gondola and on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Skiing
Alpine Sightseeing Whistler Blackcomb provides access to the mountains via the Whistler Village Gondola and on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Snow coverage may affect access for some visitors. Sightseeing
Nordic Skiing The cross country trails are groomed for Nordic sit-skiing and cross-country skiing. Nordic Skiing
Dog Sledding Many of the dog sledding activities are accessible. Dog Sledding


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Alpine Sightseeing Whistler Blackcomb provides access to the mountains via the Whistler Village Gondola and on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Snow coverage may affect access for some visitors. Sightseeing
Adaptive Mountain Biking Whistler Blackcomb provides access to AMTB riders in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park via the Whistler Village Gondola. The Bike Park uses an adaptive trail rating system with considerations specifically tailored to the needs of users. Bike Park
Lakes, beaches and parks Enjoy the lakes, beaches and playgrounds, many of which have accessibility features and parking close by. Lakes, Beaches, Parks
Kids Playgrounds Families can enjoy the inclusive playground located in Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parks and Playgrounds
Valley Trail The Valley Trail connects Whistler's neighborhoods. It is paved and suitable for wheelchairs, tandem bikes and hand bikes as well as gentle walking. Valley Trail
Water Sports Try a sightseeing tour or paddle yourself on Whistler's waterways. Canoe, Kayak & SUP
Jet Boating
Off-Road Adventures Take a Jeep tour to see the mountains from a 4x4 perspective. Bear viewing tours are also done from a 4-wheel drive vehicle. ATV and Jeep Tours
Bear Viewing


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Meadow Park Sports Centre The sports centre has a wheelchair accessible weight room and lap pool with a chairlift. Wheelchairs and sledges are welcome on the indoor ice rink. Wellness
Helicopter Tours Fly into the pristine and rugged landscape of the Coast Mountains and see Whistler from the air. Helicopter Tours
Bungee Jumping Wheelchairs are welcome at this year round operation just south of Whistler. Bungee Jumping
Ziplining Superfly Ziplines can accommodate people with mobility disabilities. Travel between platforms is with a trail rider(a passive device is used to sherpa an individual rider in singletrack terrain) and vehicle. Ziplining
Escape Room The Pinball Machine room and Buried Cabin room are both wheelchair-accessible. Escape! Whistler
Axe Throwing Throwing and the playing of the games can be modified to suit your needs. Axe Throwing
Arts & Culture The Audain Art Museum, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and the Whistler Public Library are all wheelchair accessible. Arts & Culture

Whistler Adaptive Sports Program

Also known as WASP, this is a not-for-profit society providing year round recreational programs for people with different abilities including skiing, yoga, hiking, biking and more. To learn more about the work that Whistler Adaptive do, take a look at their website.

Whistler Blackcomb Accompany Tickets

Accompany tickets are available for persons with a disability requiring assistance, guides, carers or other personal support to access Whistler Blackcomb. The accompany ticket products are generously provided by the Epic Promise Foundation and Vail Resorts, and are available for summer and winter sightseeing, bike park, tube park, skiing and snowboarding. Plan your activity 72 hours or more prior to your visit as ticket quantities are limited. Accompany Ticket and Rental Equipment Request

Accessible Accommodation

Whistler has a wide range of places to stay in and around the Village. Please contact our local travel consultants directly at 1.800.944.7853 so they can assist you to find accommodation that suits your needs.

A person in a wheelchair rolling along the accessible Village Stroll beside another person on foot

Whistler by Wheelchair:
Travel Tips

We speak to Whistler locals and organizations about what wheelchair travellers should know for planning their Whistler trip.

People enjoying a free, self-guided tour along the Cultural Connector in Whistler

Free Self-Guided Tours
in Whistler

Download our free Go Whistler Tours app to adventure more deeply in Whistler. Experience everything from Olympic venues and craft beer to art and nature walks.

Summer Lodging Deals

Summer Lodging Deals
Free $100 Activity Voucher

Book by June 30, 2024 and save up to 25% on lodging. Plus, you’ll receive a free $100 Activity Voucher on stays of 3 or more nights.