Vancouver launches new residents’ pass for local tourist attractions 0
Cultural, scientific and fitness facilities opened up for free via library loan program (SUBMITTED)
Vancouverites looking for interesting and educational ways to enjoy their spare time are being offered a new solution, and it’s a great deal. In fact, it’s free.
The city launched the Vancouver Inspiration Pass on Tuesday. It offers access to many venues including the Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Art Gallery, Science World, the MacMillan Space Centre and UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, along with park board facilities such as fitness centres and skating rinks.
The pass will be available to any Vancouver Public Library cardholder 14 and older. Residents will be able to borrow one of 120 passes from their local library once a year for a period of two weeks, and it will allow admission for families consisting of two adults and up to four kids, or six youth (14-18) to have access to participating venues.
“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,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Fifteen passes will be available at Vancouver’s central library branch with five distributed to each local branch. Anyone wishing to borrow one can reserve one via the library catalogue. The passes will start being loaned out Nov. 1. For more information, visit vpl.ca/inspirationpass.