The goal of the CPC’s Family and Friends program is to support the safety, comfort, enjoyment and well-being of our Paralympic athletes' families in attendance at the Games.


Due to the current situation, CPC has made the difficult decision to not host a traditional Canada Paralympic House in Tokyo.

As of now, we are awaiting official confirmation on whether international visitors will be allowed to enter Japan and attend the Games. We strongly recommend that no families or friends of Canadian athletes plan to attend the Tokyo Games until more information is available. If international visitors are permitted, CPC will provide some level of service and as much guidance as we can under these unique circumstances to help the families and friends of our Canadian athletes make informed decisions before leaving for Tokyo and once there.

CPC will provide an update within the next month.



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Canadian Athlete Family Program


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Petro‑Canada supports Canadian Paralympic athletes by helping their biggest supporters — their families — be there to see them compete. That’s why in 2010, Petro-Canada launched the Canadian Athlete Family Program. This first-of-its-kind initiative allowed over 500 athletes’ family members to watch their loved ones compete live at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Petro-Canada has continued this support at each Games since Vancouver through a ticketing program that ensures the families of Canadian Olympians and Paralympians have the opportunity to watch their athletes compete live — and that Canadian athletes have their own personal cheering section. As part of the CAFP, all events in which a Canadian athlete competes will have two (2) tickets available per athlete, per session for use by a family member or friend of each athlete. These tickets are for every session including all preliminary, elimination, and medal round events — and will be paid for by Petro-Canada!


The current state of the world is something bigger than the Games itself, and ATPI stands in unity with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee, keeping our athletes and nation safe. We also totally understand that the IOC's announcement has prompted many questions and we are working in collaboration with the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, COC/CPC to discuss the next steps.  At this time, we ask for your patience as we work through the answers to ensure you have clarity on the process forward in this unprecedented global event.  There is also constant evolution and changing scope of the impact the postponement of the Games will have. 

ATPI is working diligently to provide more information to our valued customers and will do so as quickly as possible.

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Thanks to the generosity of Petro-Canada, two tickets will be supplied to every event an athlete competes in for family or friends, as directed by the athlete. To purchase additional tickets for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, please click here.

We will do our best to secure tickets in the same sections at each event, however, the ticketing program is run by the Tokyo Organizing Committee and the CPC has no control over allocation.

Travel Packages

We are working with ATPI to create a great experience for friends and families to share together, through a safe, affordable program that allows you to enjoy all Tokyo has to offer and watch your favourite athletes compete. Click here for travel packages.

ATPI will work with you to create a package that includes hotel accommodations, airport transfers, event tickets, ground transfers, cultural events and more.

Please note that while it may be cheaper to book your own hotel or Airbnb or similar accommodations with local hosts, it will leave you on your own for all logistics. If you stay at the hotels selected by ATPI, they will include airport pick-up and drop-off in the price. Cabs to and from Haneda airport will run about $75 to $100 each way, Narita Airport transfers will run from $150 to $200 and to and from venues will range from $25 to $130 each way.

We also plan on having Canada Paralympic House close to the hotels we choose, which will make it easy to pick-up your FREE Petro-Canada tickets, enjoy snacks and beverages, and relax in a safe and friendly environment. We will host socials, receptions and events there, making it a home away from home for Canadian friends and family.

If you are concerned about the cost of the package, we ask that before you book a hotel or house on your own, please contact us at and we will do our best to find you a safe, affordable place to stay.

We invite you to visit the ATPI website for more information and to begin planning your trip.

If you have any questions about this program or our recommendations, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Tokyo.

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More information

For more information on visiting Tokyo during the Paralympic Games, please visit the following websites.


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