Transportation

Travel Assistance Program (TAP)

Travel Assistance Program is a provincial program that waives the cost of BC Ferries and discounts participating transportation partners for non-emergent specialist appointments.

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Hope Air

Hope Air is a charitable organization that provides free flights to non-emergent medical appointments for those who meet the financial criteria. 

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Health Connections

Health Connections is a health authority based regional travel assistance program that offers subsidized transportation options to help reduce costs for rural residents who must travel to obtain non-emergency, physician-referred medical care outside their home communities.

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Community Drivers

Various communities in BC have volunteer or fee-for-service transportation options for people who cannot drive or who do not/cannot access public transit to get to medical appointments.  Some of these programs are restricted to seniors.

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HandyDART

Operated by Translink, HandyDART is a door-to-door, wheelchair-accessible service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance. The driver will come to your home, help you into the vehicle, and get you to the door of your destination safely.

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SN Transport

Non-emergency stretcher, wheelchair and ambulatory patient transfer service, fee-for-service. Door to door transportation services to or from hospital for patients who require safe, accessible, reliable transport but who do not need medical monitoring. The driver will come to your home, help you into the vehicle will bring you directly to your appointment. 

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BC Ferries Disabled Status Identification Discount

Discounted fares are available for residents of British Columbia who have a permanent disability.  To receive the discounted fare you must apply for a BC Ferries’ Disabled Status Identification Card and present your card to the Ticket Agent when you arrive at the terminal.

 

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Easter Seals Disability Travel Card

This Disability Travel Card is intended for people with disabilities who require the assistance of a support person when traveling. The Card offers its holder discounts to the support person in attendance with them when traveling with participating partners Via Rail, Greyhound bus lines and Coach Canada. 

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