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Free is a good price – especially when it comes to admission to some of Vancouver’s top attractions and facilities. Yesterday, the new Vancouver Inspiration Pass was launched at the Vancouver Public Library’s downtown branch, allowing Vancouverites to enjoy many of the city’s favourite places to visit at no charge.

According to Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who was on hand to help launch the pass, “We want to promote the vibrant cultural, recreational and learning activities our city has to offer, and make these experiences accessible to every resident, regardless of income.”

Inspiration Pass

Passes may be borrowed by showing a current Vancouver Public Library card. A total of 120 passes will be made available for borrowing every two weeks starting November 1. Passes are now available for reserving. The passes will be distributed as follows:

– 15 passes at VPL’s downtown branch
– 5 passes at each VPL location branch

How the pass works
Once a year, Vancouver residents aged 14 and older can use their VPL library card to borrow the pass. A pass allows admission for a family of two adults and up to four children, or a group of up to six young people (aged 14 to 18 years old) to participating venues. Passes can also be redeemed for a limited number of seats at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera, and the Vancouver Bach Choir.

Participating Venues

Arts and culture
Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Bach Choir

Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Fitness and recreation
Vancouver Park Board fitness centres, swimming pools, skating rinks, and pitch & putt golf courses

Museums and heritage
Museum of Vancouver 

Roedde House Museum

UBC Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Vancouver Police Museum

Science and nature
Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Bloedel Conservatory 

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden 

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Science World 

UBC Botanical Garden

Vancouver Aquarium

VanDusen Botanical Garden

“VPL has a long history of helping transform, build and support communities – and this new program is very much in keeping with that,” says board chair Catherine Evans. Learn more about the pass online or by visiting your local Vancouver Public Library branch.

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