Family and Friends

Family and Friends: Rio 2016

Canada Crowd

Canadian Athlete Family Program

Petro Canada logo

We are pleased to announce that Petro-Canada will be continuing the Canadian Athlete Family Program! 

Travel Packages

Pierre Mainville

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to introduce Celebration Club as our official family and friends travel provider for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.



To purchase tickets for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, please visit the Celebration Club website.

Canada Paralympic House set to open in Rio at Sheraton Barra hotel


The Canadian Paralympic Committee is proud to announce the location of Canada Paralympic House for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. We will be taking over the beautiful Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel for the duration of the Paralympic Games, which will be held Sept. 7 to 18, 2016.

Located on the beach in the Barra de Tijuca region, Canada Paralympic House will be a home away from home for Canadian Paralympic family members. It is our hope that all Canadian families and friends will join us as we create a Canadian out-of-Village hub for all Team Canada-related activities and the primary meeting place for Canadians in Rio.

General Rio Information


General Rio Information

City Attractions

Transport Map


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Mobile Communications

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is utilizing the services of Cellhire to provide its athletes and staff with mobile phone service at the Games. For information on these services please click here.

Cellhire is a mobile communications provider that focuses on delivering services at major sporting events such as the Olympics, Paralympics and World Cup. The Canadian Paralympic Committee will be utilizing these services to ensure all members of Team Canada have local SIM cards and functioning phones in Rio de Janeiro.

If you are looking to secure phone communication during your time in Brazil, it is generally cheaper to utilize local equipment rather than international roaming and easier to use Cellhire than trying to secure it at a local telecom shop (such as Claro.)

The following link showcases the services Cellhire can provide should you be interested: