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
Accessible Parking Permits - temporary and permanent accessible parking permits are available through People In Motion
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
- community centres
- shopping areas
- 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.
The City of Kamloops supports all residents by providing opportunities for everyone to participate in our programs.
- Adaptive Program Support
- Accessible Recreation for Community Health (ARCH) - a subsidy program to help people access City facilities and 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.
- Let's Go Swimming - Canada Games Aquatic Centre
- Let's Go to the Gym - Tournament Capital Centre
- Let's Go to McDonald Park
- Let's Go to Prince Charles Park
- Let's Go to Riverside Park
- Let's Go to the Tournament Capital Centre
- 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.
Effective September 1, 2023, municipalities are required to develop an accessibility plan and establish an Accessibility Engagement Group, under the Accessible BC Act. In 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.