VPL.ca Vancouver Inspiration Pass - "Borrow" Free Entry to Local Attractions With Your Library Card (GVRD) Vancouver Inspiration Pass from VPL

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Vancouver residents, your public library card may soon be your free ticket to such popular local attractions as Science World, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! Starting November 1, you can borrow the new Vancouver Inspiration Pass from the Vancouver Public Library for two weeks at a time (once per year, per card holder).

Each Vancouver Inspiration Pass allows entry for one family (two adults and up to four children aged 18 or younger) or six youths (aged 14-18) to a variety of Vancouver events and attractions, including:

  • Science World
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Vancouver Opera
  • VPB Swimming Pools
  • VPB Ice Rinks
  • Bloedel Conservatory
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • And More!

To borrow your Vancouver Inspiration Pass, you must be at least 14 years old and have a valid Vancouver Public Library card. Passes can by reserved online and then picked up at any VPL branch. Once you have your pass it is valid for two weeks and you may visit each eligible attraction one time during that period. Unfortunately for anyone living in other areas of the Lower Mainland, this offer is only available to residents inside the City of Vancouver.

For more information, or to place a hold on your Vancouver Inspiration Pass, visit VPL.ca today.

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    • Wow! What a deal!
      Thanks for posting this so I could get on the hold list!
      I can hardly wait!
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    • vicvanshopper wrote:
      Oct 24th, 2012 11:20 pm
      My interpretation is that EACH library card holder is entitled to use the 2-week pass per year. So if you have 4 card holders in your house. You can potentially use the pass for 8 weeks.
      Yes, provided each card holder is at least 14. The pass will cover for a family (2 adults + up to 4 under 18's) or a group of teenagers (up to six 14 to 18-year-olds).
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    • We will try to go to couple of places. Thanks.
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    • If anyone's going to the opera, I'd suggest bringing a pair of binoculars, just in case u want to see what the singers' faces look like without having to refer to the program pamphlet bio photos.
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    • Too bad we can't take part in Port Moody! Great program.
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    • Amanda_A wrote:
      Oct 29th, 2012 1:42 pm
      Too bad we can't take part in Port Moody! Great program.
      You may be eligible. I checked for my Richmond friend and if you are a member of the interlink library, you're good. I did see Port Moody on the interlink list.

      Eligibility for a Library Card

      Library cards are free to:
      •all people who live or own property in the City of Vancouver
      •all people who live within the InterLINK area

      Some non-resident cards are available for a fee and some are free. Non-residents include persons who live on the University Endowment Lands (UEL) and at UBC, which are not incorporated into any municipality. However, some BC residents and some UBC residents may be eligible for free service. (Card for UBC residents who have Community Service Cards)
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    • awesome deal... but there's at least 180+ people inline at each branch and its not allowing to place anymore holds..
      is anyone else having this issue VPL not allowing anymore holds?

      so 180 people in line.. everyone gets it for 2 weeks? that's a current 7 year line up. wow.
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    • cheaprob wrote:
      Oct 29th, 2012 3:10 pm
      awesome deal... but there's at least 180+ people inline at each branch and its not allowing to place anymore holds..
      is anyone else having this issue VPL not allowing anymore holds?

      so 180 people in line.. everyone gets it for 2 weeks? that's a current 7 year line up. wow.
      Most branches have at least 5 passes, so if you divide 180 over 5 passes, then it doesn't become such a long time. I would suspect that once they see how popular the program is, that they may make more passes available? I hope so.
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    • central branch has 15 passes so that helps too... there's probably going to be more passes up for grabs after its first year... pretty awesome though!
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    • dlkbc1 wrote:
      Oct 29th, 2012 1:53 pm
      You may be eligible. I checked for my Richmond friend and if you are a member of the interlink library, you're good. I did see Port Moody on the interlink list.

      Eligibility for a Library Card

      Library cards are free to:
      •all people who live or own property in the City of Vancouver
      •all people who live within the InterLINK area
      As a VPL employee, I can tell you the VIP pass is limited to Vancouver residents only. There's a borrower-type for all the Interlink members that specifically excludes them from the VIP pass, though of course they are still eligible for a free library card and borrowing privileges. On day 1, we had a number of Burnaby folks show up and get new VPL cards, but unfortunately we had to break the news that they couldn't get a pass (which was the only reason they had come in).
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    • Can you choose which week you want or is it just when the pass is available next?
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    • I'm still on the waiting list for this lol. They should get more of them.
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    • I checked every VPL branch and the waiting list for every one is around 500!

      Pass Availability:
      The Library has 140 passes available for loan every two weeks. Twenty passes are available at the Library’s Central Library and six passes are available at each of the library’s branches across the city.
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    • Any free passes from York Region Libruary?
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