Need a bit more motivation to get outside and into a park this year? The Metro Vancouver Parks Passport Program is perfect for the people that love a bit of a challenge with their afternoon adventures in nature.
The passport program includes parks all over Metro Vancouver from Bowen Island to Mission, BC (about an hour away from Downtown Vancouver). The initiative was created to give residents and visitors to Vancouver an extra reason to visit some of the amazing parks that are in close proximity to the city. The passport is free and gives you a chance to win awards – what more could you want!
If you are interested in taking part in the passport challenge, you can pick up a hard copy version of the booklet in seven locations around Vancouver, including:
- Regional Parks West Area Office (130-1200 West 73rd Ave)
- Metro Vancouver Office – Info Centre (4330 Kingsway)
- Burnaby Lake Regional Park (9146 Avalon Ave)
- More locations are listed on the Metro Vancouver website
Alternatively, you can get a passport mailed directly to you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org OR you can download a free app (MVPassport) if you would rather save some trees!
You can earn stamps by joining events listed in the passport, participating in programs listed in the Check it Out! program guide or by visiting the Burnaby Lake Regional Park Office or the Campbell Valley Regional Park Office (Langley).
If you get 5 stamps, you’ll get a limited edition sticker. With 10 stamps, you’ll get a 50 year crest and be entered into a prize draw. With 15 stamps, you’ll receive a 50 year commemorative pin and be entered into the grand prize draw.
Some of the participating parks include: Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Iona Beach Regional Park, Capilano River Regional Park, Lynn Headwaters, and much more. Check out the map of participating parks on the metro vancouver website.