Accessibility Information

In 2010, The Westin Bayshore had the opportunity to prove its potential by hosting the top tier of the IOC countries during the Paralympics. The majority of the meeting space and hotel amenities are conveniently located on one level allowing for easier mobility. The main and deluxe towers are serviced by two elevators each – there is also a smaller elevator located halfway down the longer hallways of our main building for further ease of access. Conference attendees can choose between stairs, escalators and an elevator while meeting in the conference centre, depending on their needs. Thirteen guest-rooms are designated accessible rooms and both ADA and CDA approved to better accommodate guests. These rooms are fully compliant with Access Canada standards, including roll-in showers, hand-held shower heads, larger floor areas, and handle bars/grips throughout. Shower mats can be requested for extra security and prevent slippage.

Public transportation in Vancouver, including the SkyTrain and buses, is also fully accessible to people of all abilities. All SkyTrain stations have elevators and buses have low floors, ramps, or lifts. More details can be found on TransLink’s web page. Most of the taxi vans in Vancouver have been modified by Mahadev Motors for rear or side door wheelchair entries to facilitate better mobility. More information can be found here.