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Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre

Visitor Centres, Accessibility

Visitor CentresCentral Vancouver Island, Parksville, Vancouver Island

1275 East Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia, V9P 2G3

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
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
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

  • Braille/large print signage for all publicly accessible areas
  • 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

  • Staff are trained to use alternative communication tools such as Apps or text messaging

General

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

Parking space is large enough to accommodate a van however is not specifically marked. Desk at side of counter can be used a lowered counter area. Green space adjacent to visitor centre used a dog relief area; not specifically marked.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED: We are taking COVID-19 seriously and making significant changes to protect the health and well-being of our community. Effective immediately and until further notice, the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce is closing the Visitor Information Centre and Chamber offices as of March 17 at 5:00pm. The Chamber staff will continue to operate to support business and Chamber members. Located at the entrance to Parksville, the Parksville Visitor Centre is conveniently located just off Highway 19A (Exit #46), between the Craig Heritage Park Museum and Rotary Peace Park. Our courteous and knowledgeable staff provide professional visitor counselling, customized itinerary planning, accommodation and activity reservations, helpful travel information including transportation and community information on all areas of British Columbia. The Visitor Centre and public washrooms are accessible.