Free and Discounted Admissions For Low Income Families in Vancouver

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The City of Vancouver’s ‘Leisure Access Program‘ provides low income families with free admission or discounted rates to some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Vancouver Aquarium.

Depending on their annual salary, Vancouver residents may be eligible to receive the subsidy on a OneCard. Altogether, the card gives discounted access to all of the Park Board’s pools, ice rinks, and participating fitness and community centres.

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Free Admission and Rentals: 

  • Public swim admission
  • Public skate admission
  • Skate rentals (during public skating sessions and lessons)
  • One single-visit admission to the Vancouver Aquarium per year

50% Off Admission

  • Monthly Flexipass (valid until your Leisure Access Pass expires)
  • Group swimming lessons (including leadership classes and some specialty programs)
  • Group skating lessons (not valid at Kerrisdale Arena)
  • Community centre programs
  • Fitness centre admission (not valid for 10-visit passes or groups)
  • Indoor cycling single drop-in admission (not valid for 10-visit passes or groups)
  • Kerrisdale Play Palace regular admission
  • Racquetball and squash court admission (not valid for 10-visit passes or groups)
  • Pitch & putt golf course daily admission and club rentals
  • Bloedel Conservatory and VanDusen Botanical Garden admission (discount applied to adult rate, discount not valid during special events)
  • Vancouver Aquarium admission
  • Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours

$2 Off Admission

  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden
  • HR MacMillan Space Centre
  • Museum of Vancouver
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum

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To qualify for the OneCard, Vancouver residents must have an equal or lower net income than the following:

  • Family of two including children – $31,061 per year
  • Family of three must earn less than $38,185 per year
  • Family of four must earn less than $46, 362 per year
  • Family of five must earn less than $52,583 per year

In addition, residents will not be considered eligible if they are:

  • An immigrant classified as an investor or entrepreneur
  • A temporary resident (visitor), including being on a study or work permit
  • Live in the University Endowment Lands
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