This guide was written to provide advance travel information for persons with mobility, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities.
Preparing to travel? This guide will help. It will give you some ideas about how to plan and conduct your journey. It describes accessible services and features for people with disabilities who use airplanes, trains, passenger ferries and buses that cross a provincial or Canadian border. You'll know more about the services available for travellers with disabilities. You'll be able to plan your trip with confidence, and to take charge of your travel experience!
Canada's transportation system is open to all. More and more, the companies that move people across Canada are finding ways to meet the needs of travellers with disabilities.
As the transportation system becomes more accessible, though, a traveller with a disability cannot assume that all required services will be automatically available. Any journey takes some planning.
You'll find one important piece of advice repeated throughout this guide: talk with your transportation company ahead of time. Let them know how they can help. Not all disabilities are obvious, but when travel agencies and transportation companies know what you require and have the time to respond, they will usually do all they can to help.