Discounts Available

Some local venues such as petting zoos or the corn maze 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: https://easterseals.ca/english/about-us-2/programs-and-services-2/

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

Website: https://www.bcferries.com/accessibility

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

          Website:  http://bcparks.ca/fees/

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.  When a cardholder presents the Disability Travel Card when purchasing a ticket for travel with one of our participating partners, one support person can accompany them at a reduced fare. The Disability Travel Card holder pays regular ticket price.

Website: https://easterseals.ca/english/about-us-2/programs-and-services-2/

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.

           Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/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 Credits 

Canada Caregiver Tax Credit: Do you support a spouse or common-law partner, or a dependent with a physical or mental impairment? The Canada caregiver credit (CCC) is a non-refundable tax credit that may be available to you.

            Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/canada-caregiver-amount.html