Transportation

When traveling to a new destination you need to know how you are going to get around. Have your own vehicle or renting? Public transportation like trains, subways, taxis or boats will vary in wheelchair access everywhere you go. Will you be wheeling the city at all? Don’t get stranded, prepare your mobility.

Westjet Airline in Canada Makes Flying A Little Easier

My traveling requires that I spend a lot of time in airports and in airplanes. A little pre-planning can make the entire experience a lot easier, especially for Canadians flying with Westjet. In the last 18 months I have flown twelve times on Westjet aircraft. Prior...

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SkyTrain in Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada has a great public transportation for getting around the metro area for those in wheelchairs. One of them is the SkyTrain. The train covers 49.5 kilometers around the region on the Expo and Millennium lines through 33 stations....

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Vancouver, B.C. Bus System Access

Canada's Vancouver has a great public transportation for getting around the metro area for those in wheelchairs. The most common way to get around town is by bus. Bus stops all over the city and will get you within walking distance of Vancouver's major attractions. In...

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Boat Travel: Vancouver, B.C. to Victoria, B.C.

One the easiest and popular ways to get between Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada is by the BC Ferries. Grandmothers take it across for a day trip to have lunch, as I overheard on my ride.The port in Vancouver is called Tsawwassen and for those...

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Boat Ride from Victoria, B.C. to Seattle, WA

Victoria, B.C. to Seattle, WA - The Clipper Ferry is quick to travel between Victoria, B.C. and Seattle. In 2011, I took the Clipper from Victoria to Seattle which took a little over 2.5 hours compared to 4 hours by train. In this part of the world with so much water,...

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Accessible Taxi Cabs in Seattle

Seattle, WA -  The public transportation systems in Seattle such as the bus, light rail and monorail only sometimes tax you so far and sometimes a short distance can mean going up a very steep hill. Even for the strongest manual wheelchairs uses the hills of Seattle...

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Access the Monorail in Seattle

Seattle, WA - The Seattle Center Monorail is the nation's first full-scale commercial monorail system which provides a fun, quick and convenient link from downtown Seattle to Seattle Center. Most locals joke about the effectiveness of the monorail but for tourist,...

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Train Ride: Seattle, WA to Vancouver, B.C.

To get to Vancouver, B.C. without flying from California you have to either take a bus from Seattle or the Amtrack Cascades Train; the Amtrak Coast Starlight Train does not continue past Seattle. A bus can accommodate one wheelchair but what you see from the train is...

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Train Travel: Oakland, CA to Seattle, WA

Amtrak's Coast Starlight Train travels up the west coast from San Diego, California to Seattle, Washington. I took this train but started in Oakland at the Jack London's Square station. The whole ride took 24 hrs., which is why I choose to pay extra for a sleeper car....

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Wheelchair Taxi Cabs in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia -  Yellow Cab of Victoria, B.C. has a wheelchair accessible taxi. It has a spot in the back for one wheelchair. A ramp lowers down and then the wheelchair is strapped down. There is a seatbelt too, which like the straps is secured by the...

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