Many of us don’t take enough time to be a tourist in our own town but the Vancouver Public Library is hoping to change that with a new program where families can enjoy some of our most popular and beloved attractions for free.
Starting Thursday, November 1, 2012 you can borrow a Vancouver Inspiration Pass from your local Vancouver Public Library (with your valid library card).
The Vancouver Inspiration Pass gets you into places like the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the UBC Museum of Anthropology at no charge. You can also use the pass for access to the Park Board’s many fitness centres, swimming pools, skating rinks, pitch and putt golf courses, and botanical gardens.
Vancouver residents who are 14 years of age and older can use their VPL card to borrow the pass which allows admission to these great attractions for a family (2 adults and up to 4 children) or a group of up to 6 young people (ages 14 to 18). Passes can be redeemed for ticketed events at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera and the Vancouver Bach Choir as well.
There will be 120 passes in circulation (15 at the Central Branch and 5 at every other branch) that will be available for borrowing every 2 weeks. Starting today (Wednesday, October 24, 2012) you can reserve a pass ahead of time using the library’s online catalogue.