Richmond storesrestaurantsattractions and hotels make accessibility a priority for people with mobility challenges, including seniors and those with disabilities.

Icons are displayed at businesses to indicate when they are fully or partially wheelchair accessible. Other icons show whether the business offers visual accessibility or hearing accessibility.

Listings on this site are tagged for wheelchair accessibility, where appropriate.


Richmond is served by TransLink’s public bus fleet and its Canada Line SkyTrain rapid transit system. All buses are fully accessible, with on-board ramps or lifts, while all Canada Line stations have elevators. Click here for in-depth information on TransLink accessibility.

Wheelchair-accessible cabs can be ordered via Richmond TaxiGarden City Cabs or Kimber Cabs.


Located in Richmond, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) provides useful online information covering accessibility at the airport.

Richmond hotels often provide rooms with enhanced accessibility for guests. Contact your desired hotel directly to see what is available.

The website of the Richmond Centre for Disability provides additional local information – including a link to the Access Richmond database of accessible area businesses.


Richmond was one of just three Canadian destinations recently recognized with an Accessible Cities Award by the Rick Hansen Foundation. The accolade recognizes cities that are “demonstrating leadership and determination in creating greater accessibility…and expanding universal access.”