Tourism and disabled travellers
Québec... accessible to all
Québec goes to great lengths to ensure that people with restricted physical abilities know which tourist sites they can access. Québec may be huge, but that’s no reason to limit where visitors with reduced mobility can go or deprive them of our many natural and cultural attractions!
Kéroul and tourism
Tourisme Québec has worked closely with Kéroul for over 30 years. The organization’s mission is to promote tourism among people with restricted physical abilities (e.g. motor, visual or hearing impairments) and make it easier for them to access tourist facilities in Québec. At the request of business owners, Kéroul assesses the accessibility of accommodation establishments (hotels, B&Bs, inns, campgrounds, etc.) as well as leading tourist sites like museums, historic sites, parks and zoos.
The Accessible Road
Kéroul publishes two tools designed specifically to promote accessible tourism in Québec’s 17 regions: the Accessible Road website, and a guide available in both electronic and paper format. The Accessible Road lists some 250 tourist establishments that can be accessed by people with restricted physical abilities and the elderly. These establishments provide a warm and attentive welcome and are staffed by workers who have been trained to meet the needs and expectations of this particular clientele.
Accessibility through the search engine
Using the QuébecOriginal search engine, you can quickly locate accessible accommodations as well as tourist sites and services whose accessibility has been assessed by Kéroul based on four criteria:
Adapted to people with a motor impairment
Partial access to people with a motor impairment
Services to people with a visual impairment
Services to people with a hearing impairment
Note that you are nonetheless recommended to confirm accessibility with the establishment in question prior to travelling there.
The Accessible Road received the World Tourism Organization’s 2011 Ulysses Award for innovation.