Combination pass improves access to activities, transit

Partnership between Island Health, RDN and City of Nanaimo make pass possible

A new play and ride pass combines physical activities with access to public transit.

Island Health, Regional District of Nanaimo and City of Nanaimo’s Parks and Recreation Department has launched a $99 ‘Play and Ride Pass’ combining drop-in activities, such as swimming, skating, gym sports and weight rooms, with access to local public transit.

Aimed at youth between the ages of 12 to 18, the pass is accepted at all City of Nanaimo and Parksville/Qualicum Beach youth drop-in recreation programs between June 29 and Sept. 4. In addition, the pass also allows youth to use the regional transit system when travelling between Nanaimo and Parksville/Qualicum Beach.

The passes went on sale May 15 at Beban Park, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Oceanside Place Arena and Ravensong Aquatic Centre.

The pass is non-refundable and non-transferable and a maximum of 300 passes are available.