Once the pass is available, the library will contact you.

After your two-week notification, the pass will be automatically checked out to your library card for a two-week period. Borrowing periods always begin on Wednesday and conclude on Tuesday evening. For example, Wednesday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 14.

You can pick up the pass anytime during this period, however the pass expires two weeks after date of availability. So be sure to pick up your pass as soon as possible to ensure that you can use it as often as possible.

How many venues you visit during your pass loan period is up to you. Some participants try to visit as many venues as possible while others prefer to pick a few new or interesting places and activities they have never tried before.

  • Pass borrowers may visit each participating venue once during the two-week loan period. To confirm your pass expiry date, see the checkout receipt attached to your pass. Please confirm venue’s hours of operation prior to your visit.
  • Present your pass and checkout receipt to the venue along with one piece of identification (e.g. Your VPL library card, valid driver’s license or school ID.)
  • The pass must include a current checkout receipt or it will be considered expired.
  • Pass-holders must be present for the pass to be valid.
  • Lost passes or checkout receipts cannot be reissued.
  • Vancouver residents may borrow one pass per year.

Each pass may be redeemed by the following groups:

  • A mixture of up to four adults and children aged 18 and younger.
  • Up to four young people aged 14 to 18 years old.

Please Note:  The above limits indicate the maximum number of adults, youth and/or children allowed per group.  You do not have to have the maximum number of people in your party in order to use the pass.

Conditions of Pass Use:

  • For general admission only, unless otherwise specified.
  • Passes cannot be combined with any special offers or used for special events, programs, school tours, group visits, memberships, etc., unless otherwise specified.
  • To be eligible for tickets for specific events or performances, the show must take place during the active loan period of your pass. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the partner venue page on this website or contact the venue for more information on how to obtain tickets for specific events and performances.
  • Passes may not be used to replace tickets previously purchased.
  • Passes and tickets have no cash value, are not transferable and cannot be sold.
  • Pass-holders must be present for the pass to be valid.
  • Your Vancouver Inspiration Pass allows you to visit one swimming pool, one fitness centre, one pitch and putt golf course and one ice rink of your choice. Some facility’s opening hours are seasonal and may be subject to change. Before your visit, please call the facility or go to vancouverparks.ca for schedules and information.
  • Conditions and venue availability may be subject to change without notice and other conditions or restrictions may apply. Conditions for obtaining tickets and ticket availability may also vary with each partner organization.
  • Prior to your visit, check the venue pages or contact the venue for the latest information and hours of operation.

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.

The initiative is being reviewed on an ongoing basis so we can continue to identify ways to improve the program and ensure that as many Vancouver residents and partner venues are able to participate as possible.

We recognize that the program’s popularity may result in longer than anticipated wait lists. Thank you for your patience.

Questions and Comments

We welcome your feedback about the Vancouver Inspiration Pass program. Please send your comments to info@vpl.ca and return your expired pass to any Vancouver Public Library branch.

For more information about the Library or the Inspiration Pass program, contact us at 604-331-3603 or info@vpl.ca.