If you’re looking for an alternative to stocking up on stuff — or stuffing stockings with stuff! — give the gift of getting out and about. Several businesses and attractions offer discounted annual passes and memberships this time of year, so why not give an experience?
For the Skier on Your List
The 5-Day Edge Card is good for any five days of the season at Whistler Blackcomb. For extra days beyond the allocated five days, the card holder will receive 15% off window lift ticket rates. Adults $455, teens (13-18) $392, kids (7-12) $228. whistlerblackcomb.com
For the Garden Lover
A VanDusen Garden Family or Family Plus Pass includes year-round general admission to a 55-acre oasis that includes the ever-popular Elizabethan Maze, Stone Garden and Scottish Shelter. There are family programs and seasonal highlights like the winter Festival of Lights. vandusengarden.org
For the Fun-Loving Family
The Family Attractions Pass lets you choose your attractions including the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Bloedel Conservatory, Britannia Mine Museum, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Cycle City Tours, FlyOver Canada and Grouse Mountain. Book any three and receive 25% off on all. Book five and save 35%.
For the Theatre Enthusiast
Be the first in line for tickets to the 2023 Vancouver Children’s Festival and stay tuned for exciting shows and special events happening May 30–June 4. $50 gets you a “1 Show Day Pass” that includes four tickets to one performance and four activity village wristbands. childrensfestival.ca/tickets
For the Science Nerd
Welcome to a community of curious thinkers, fun-loving tinkerers, and proud problem-solvers. A Science World Membership allows you access to a full suite of member perks. Enjoy early access to the dome at 9:30am every day, unlimited general admission along with free admission to over 360 science centres worldwide.