Vancouver Inspiration Pass

The Vancouver Inspiration Pass is a free cultural and recreational pass program available to those with a Vancouver Public Library card.

Created to increase community engagement and inclusivity and support lifelong learning, the pass provides opportunities for Vancouver residents – regardless of socio-economic status – to benefit from the many diverse cultural, learning and recreation activities offered throughout Vancouver. 

The pass provides general admission to numerous attractions throughout the city, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Roedde House Museum, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Maritime Museum, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and more. It can also be used to access the Park Board’s fitness centres, swimming pools, skating rinks, pitch and putt golf courses, and botanical gardens.

“The goal with this pass is we get a whole new generation accessing Vancouver’s great organizations, great events and arts and museums and science, all of that becomes accessible to our youth in particular,” Mayor Gregor Robertson told reporters after launching the program this week. “This is a way to inspire people and turn them into regular goers to all of these great cultural institutions.”

Vancouver residents aged 14 and older can borrow the pass once a year. The pass provides admission for a family of two adults and up to four children, or a group of up to six youth (aged 14 to 18).

During the pilot project, a total of 120 passes (fifteen at the Central Branch and five at every other branch) will be available on loan for two-week periods from Vancouver library branches. Although the program starts November 1, library cardholders can reserve passes now via VPL's online catalogue.   

Learn more about the program online.

For more information contact 604.331.3603 or

The Vancouver Inspiration program is sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library, the City of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Park Board. 

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