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19 Feb

The Vancouver Inspiration Pass Lets You See Your City for Free!

Vancouver Inspiration Pass

Image courtesy of Qole Pejorian |

Lacking a little inspiration in your life? The Vancouver Public Library is looking to liven up your routine by offering The Vancouver Inspiration Pass: a free, cultural and recreational pass program that allows local families and teens to get out and explore the city in a whole new way.

If you already have a library card, you’re set! If not, visit your closest local library to get your own library card. All you need is a piece of ID and proof that you live in Vancouver.


The Inspiration Pass program has 27 partner venues, which means you can use your library card to check out the best that Vancouver can offer – including popular attractions, museums, heritage sites, fitness facilities, world-class gardens and cultural performances.

BC Family Day Vancouver 2015

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery

With a Vancouver Inspiration Pass you can spend an afternoon with a sea otter, tee off for a game of pitch n’ putt; dive into aquatics; learn about sailing the seven seas and navigating the stars; uncover our city’s past, explore the future and much more.

The pass was created to increase community engagement and support lifelong learning, providing opportunities for Vancouver residents to benefit from the many diverse activities offered throughout the city, for free!

But most of all, it’s a ton of fun and a great excuse to do something that you never would have otherwise!

Beaty Museum UBC Vancouver

Image courtesy of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Participating locations include:

To borrow a Vancouver Inspiration Pass, you must be a Vancouver resident aged 14 years or older with a valid Vancouver Public Library card.

Using your library card, you can place a hold on the Vancouver Inspiration Pass via the library’s online catalogue. If you’re not sure how to do this, ask for assistance at any library branch or call 604-331-3603.

The inspiration pass is available for two weeks, so you can challenge yourself to see how many activities you can get through in those 14 days! Full details about the pass are available here.

There are only 140 passes available for loan every two weeks, so make sure you get your name on the wait-list if you’re interested in trying out the Vancouver Inspiration Pass, as the response to the pass has been huge!

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