Discounts Available

 

Some local venues such as petting zoos or the corn maize might have discounts for people with disabilities and/or their assistant.Here are a few we are aware of:

Access2entertainment provides discounted movie passes for the companion of a person with a disability.

Website: http://www.access2entertainment.ca/english_default.html

 

B.C. Ferries provides discounts to the person with a disability and their escort.

Website: http://www.bcferries.com/fares/fareinfo.html#disabled

BC Parks Campsite Fees for Persons with DisabilitiesPersons with disabilities may be eligible to camp for free in road accessible BC provincial parks.

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/fees/fees.html

Child Disability Benefit The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions.

www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-e.html

Contact: Canada Revenue Agency


Easter Seals provides a Disability Travel Card which some airlines will give discounts for. Find information on their

Website: http://www.easterseals.ca/lang.php

Fuel Tax Refund for Persons with Disabilities –   individuals with certain disabilities may apply for a refund of the provincial motor fuel tax they pay on gasoline, diesel or propane used in their vehicle.

Website: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/sales-taxes/motor-fuel-carbon-tax/fuel-tax-refund

 

Greater Vancouver Zoo provides for the attendant of a person with special needs to visit the zoo for free.

Website: http://www.gvzoo.com/

Home Owner Grant A grant, in addition to the basic home owner grant, is available to persons with disabilities receiving a disability allowance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act.

             http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/reduce/home-owner-grant/person-with-disabilities 

Contact:local municipality

Royal Wax Museum on Vancouver Island – provides free admission to the assistant/parent.

BC Museum on Vancouver Island – provides free admission to the assistant/parent.

Tax CreditsCaregiver Tax Credit:Each dependant must have been 18 years of age or older and dependent on you due to an impairment in physical or mental functions. If the dependant is your or your spouse’s or common-law partner’s parent or grandparent, he or she had to have been born in 1946 or earlier.http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/lifeevents/caregiver.shtml

Family Caregiver Tax Credit: Effective January 1, 2012, the new Family Caregiver Tax Credit, a 15-per-cent non-refundable credit on an amount of $2,000, will provide tax relief for caregivers of infirm dependent relatives, including, for the first time, spouses, common-law partners and minor children.

http://www.budget.gc.ca/2011/themes/theme3-eng.html

Vancouver Aquarium – provides free admission to the assistant/parent.