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Accessibility & Inclusion

We value all members of our diverse community and work to meet the needs of everyone. We are committed to removing barriers that might keep you, or someone close to you, from enjoying all of the great things Kamloops has to offer. 

Getting Around Town

Accessible Public Transit 

  • Kamloops transit - bus schedules, fares, transit exchanges, and more
  • handyDART - door-to-door service with assistance - 250-376-7525
  • KamPASS - affordable transit program
  • ProPASS - a one-year bus pass purchased through your employer

Accessible Parking - Parking Permits 

Pedestrian Accessibility - Accessible Street and Sidewalks

  • Accessible pedestrian signals (APS) - helping blind, low-vision, or deaf-blind pedestrians to safely cross streets with the aid of audio and vibrating signals at signalized intersections. The City has installed accessible pedestrian signals throughout the city at locations chosen in consultation with various agencies, including the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and the White Cane Club.
  • Curb cuts - many existing curb ramps in Kamloops have been installed upon request. If there is a sidewalk you think needs a curb ramp, let the City know. Our engineers prioritize curb cut requests to areas with a high level of pedestrian traffic, including:
    • collector and arterial roads
    • bus routes
    • schools
    • community centres
    • shopping areas

Seniors Services 

  • Snow Angels - volunteer program to assist seniors with limited mobility to clear their sidewalks.
  • Garden Refuse Pickup Program - volunteer program to assist seniors in financial need dispose of yard waste.

Accessible Recreation

The City of Kamloops supports all residents by providing opportunities for everyone to participate in our programs.

Resources for Neurodiversity

Let's Go-Activity Books are resources to support neurodiversity and help people prepare for the sights and sounds they might experience when visiting City of Kamloops facilities and parks.

Community Resources

  • BC211 - a free, easy-to-use, electronic directory available for anyone looking for support and resources.
  • Better at Home Program - helping older adults continue to live independently.

Accessibility and Inclusion Plan

The City of Kamloops has developed an Accessibility and Inclusion Plan intended to identify, prevent, and remove accessibility barriers that limit people with disabilities from participating fully in activities of daily living in Kamloops.

The City’s goal is to be among the most progressive cities in Canada for people with disabilities—a place where disabilities are not barriers to living full lives and contributing to the community. 

View Plan

Effective September 1, 2023, municipalities are required to develop an accessibility plan and establish an Accessibility Engagement Group, under the Accessible BC ActIn addition to our commitment to diversity and equity-seeking communities, we will ensure that the City of Kamloops meets or exceeds the requirements laid out in the Accessible BC Act by reviewing and updating our existing 2018 Accessibility and Inclusion Plan. Visit LetsTalk.Kamloops to learn more about the work being done.