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Sparwood Visitor Information Centre

Visitor Centres, Accessibility

Visitor CentresKootenay Rockies, Canadian Rockies, Sparwood

141A Aspen Drive, Sparwood, British Columbia, V0B 2G0

Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • One or more entry points are automated
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
Lobby or Reception Area
  • Lowered counter at the reception or ticket desk
Restroom in Public Area
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Elevator
  • Multiple floors with an elevator that is large enough for a 180* turn with a mobility device (minimum 1.50-metre diameter)
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Information displays (if applicable) at a lower height
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%

Vision

  • Audible alarm and/or public service system
  • Multiple lighting options to improve visibility
  • Staff are available to accompany guest through venue as a guide, and to describe the sights

Hearing

  • Business has a visual warning (alarm) system
  • Staff are trained to use alternative communication tools such as Apps or text messaging

General

Emergency Plan
  • Emergency plan includes staff trained to provide in-person assistance for people with mobility, visual and hearing requirements
High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use
Service Dogs
  • Business has a dog relief area on site
Additional Information

Dogs welcome to the centre. Extra wide stalls in parking could accommodate van with lift/ramp

The Sparwood Visitor Information Centre offers a wide selection of complimentary maps of B.C, directions, a great gift shop, and some of the cleanest public washrooms in Sparwood! During the summer months, you can join us on a tour of a real active open-pit coal mine! You’ll get to see shovels, haul trucks, and maybe even a loader in operation. View the ‘pit’ from above and watch all of the action! Tours operate at 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday in July and August.