An amazing way to see local Vancouver sightseeing attractions for FREE is through the Vancouver Inspiration Pass!! This brand new program is a partnership between the City of Vancouver government, the Vancouver Public Library, and the various independent tourist venues around the city. It allows Vancouver residents to be tourists in their own city while avoiding the hefty admissions fees. Each Library card holder can get a free 2 week pass once/year which allows you to visit about 20 different attractions totally for free. What a bargain!!
Some of the partner attractions include Science World, Van Dusen Gardens, the Planetarium, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the UBC Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Vancouver, the Police Museum, etc. In addition, you can see the Opera and Symphony for free as well as attend various fitness centres and swimming pools at no charge. You can even go golfing and ice skating for free. A lot of stuff to do in only 2 weeks!
We just picked up our pass today at the Carnegie Library and visited the Vancouver Aquarium for free (the normal price for Anne, Riann, and myself would have been $55). This is the first of several places we will be visiting over the next 2 weeks so stay tuned for more blogs and make sure you visit our Adventures in Parenting YouTube Channel. I’ll be updating my blog regularly with our latest family adventures using the pass!
What has your experience been with the Vancouver Inspiration Pass? Please share with us below in our comments section.