Resources to help you get around in your community
People receiving disability assistance will get an extra $52 each month for a new transportation supplement. This supplement is available to every individual with the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation.
Discount fares are available for residents of British Columbia who have a permanent disability (this applies to passenger fares only). To receive the discounted fare, you must apply for a BC Ferries Disabled Status Identification (DSI) Card, which you will present to the Ticket Agent when you arrive at the terminal.
The Renfrew-Collingwood Better at Home program supports seniors (55+), and offers a senior’s shuttle, which provides door-to-door transportation where they need to go into the community, such as for medical appointments, grocery shopping, running errands, etc.
Provides cycling instruction and events for for K-12 schools. The Bike to School program offers courses and activities for Grades 3 and up, as well as promoting and growing Metro Vancouver’s Bike to School Week. Bike HUB is able to provide adapted bikes to youth with physical disabilities.
Low-income seniors and persons with disabilities have access to the BC Bus Pass Program. The pass is valid in communities served by BC Transit or Translink.
Info on how to obtain or renew a driver license or other provincial ID
Designated parking helps people with disabilities to have more access to buildings and services in the community
The Disability Travel Card is for people of all types of permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person when travelling with VIA Rail Canada, Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada, and Ontario Northland. With the card, an attendant can travel with them at significantly reduced fare.
Offers assisted personal transportation, home support, and companionship to seniors and persons with special needs, also providing an opportunity for caregiver respite
Information to help senior drivers and those who support them assess driving skills, learn about changing abilities and, if needed, modify driving habits
Find a driving school nearby
Rebates are available to help you pay for electric vehicles and electric vehicle chargers
A door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance. The driver will come to your home, help you board on the vehicle, and get you to the door of your destination safely.
A photo-identity card for customers who cannot use the conventional system without assistance. Cardholders are entitled to Concession fares and their attendant travels for free when traveling on buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express.
HandyCard holders are also eligible to purchase and use TaxiSavers, which are half-priced coupons for use as payment with participating taxi companies.
Information on how to dispute an ICBC decision
Tips for seniors to keep their skills sharp and information on what to do should they choose to leave the driving to others
Affordable bikes, bike repair, and a range of programs to increase community inclusion through biking
The Passenger Transportation Board, an independent licensing tribunal, is mandated to make decisions on applications relating to passenger directed vehicles in British Columbia
TransLink is Metro Vancouver's transportation network, serving residents and visitors with public transit, major roads, bridges and Trip Planning
Tetra's focus is to find solutions to overcome environmental barriers faced by people with disabilities. Tetra recruits volunteers who work with clients to design and build free-of-charge assistive devices that are custom-made for the individual.
A list of tips and resources to help wheelchair users improve their experiences with various types of travel
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get a Compass Card?
Compass Cards are available at several locations, including online, select London Drugs stores, and the Compass Service Centre at the Stadium-China Town station. You can also call 604-398-2042.
Is there a maximum or minimum driving age?
There's no age limit on driving in BC, but all drivers must have a Driver’s Medical Examination Report completed by their doctor or nurse practitioner every two years beginning at age 80.
A learner's licence can be obtained on or after your 16th birthday
Learn more about the requirements for various licence types, including for drivers coming from outside BC
How do I complain about an ICBC decision?
If you wish to dispute a decision related to your claim or driving assessment, there are several options, including raising the issue with a manager, contacting the ICBC Fair Practices Office, writing to the Fairness Officer, or contacting the BC Ombudsperson