The iconic Pacific National Exhibition has been a beloved summer tradition with B.C. families for over 100 years. In the spirit of inclusivity and to honour Canada’s 150th birthday, the PNE is proud to offer many discounted passes and special deals so that families of any size and budget can join in the festivities. These opportunities are in addition to the advantages of pre-booking passes online – yet another way to stretch your summer entertainment dollars to the maximum.
The 12 best ways to save on admissions or Playland passes at the 2017 Fair.
- Celebrate Canada 150 on Opening Weekend 11am – 1pm Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20
- Show your Canadian pride by visibly wearing red or a maple leaf and receive Fair Gate admission for just $1.50.
- Heroes’ Opening Weekend 11am – Late, Saturday, August 19 and Sunday August 20
- FREE gate admission for First Responders and a guest.
Promotion is valid for current and retired police, RCMP, ambulance workers and firefighters plus one guest. First Responder must present a valid First Responders service card at the gates. Guest does not require a service card.
- FREE Gate Admission for all guests 11am- 1pm, Tuesdays, August 22 and 29
Re-entrance hand stamps will only be given after 1pm. Guests are welcome to re-enter the gates prior to 1pm without hand stamp.
- Wild Ride Wednesdays 11am – 1pm, Wednesdays, August 23 and 30
Purchase two Playland passes for the price of 1. Only available onsite day of promotion. Does not apply to ride coupons or complimentary passes.
- Seniors’ Day 11am – Late, Thursday, August 24
Seniors 65+ receive FREE gate admission.
- Vancity Member Special 11am – Late
NEW extended special – offer valid every day of The Fair. Vancity members receive $5 gate admission.
- BCAA “Membership is Rewarding” rate
BCAA members can visit bcaa.com for special discounts on gate and ride passes for the Fair.
- Pinwheel Deals
A Fair-wide coupon book offering over $350 in savings. $2 at any Guest Services location, or purchase any Fair Pass online by July 31st and receive a voucher for a free Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book with every order.
- After Dark Gate Pass
After 9pm nightly, purchase a Fair gate pass for just $5.
- Twilight Ride Pass After 5pm
Presented by 94.5 Virgin Radio, Tuesday through Thursday, purchase a Playland pass for $29.75.
Save up to $9 when visitors purchase their Fair gate or Playland passes online or at certain Lower Mainland retailers. Retail passes will be available in August. For information, visit http://www.pne.ca
Contests and promotions
All 2017 Fair contests and promotions will be posted at http://www.pne.ca by July 2017. For comparison, the regular admission and pass rates are listed below.
2017 Fair Dates and Times
The 2017 Fair will run from Saturday August 19, until Monday September 4, 2017, and will be closed on Monday August 21 and Monday August 28. Open 11 am until late (weather permitting).
Fair Gate Pass (14-64 years old): $17.00
Online Price: $14.00
Fair Senior Gate Pass *(65 years+; Available onsite and online only; not available at retailers) : $8.50
Fair Child Gate Pass (13 years and under) *A maximum of five children aged 13 and under admitted free per one paying adult 21 years of age or older: FREE
Fair Ride Pass (Over 48” tall): $44.75
Fair Ride Rapid Pass Add-On*: $20.00
Fair Junior Ride Pass (Under 48″ tall): $34.75
Fair Season Gate Pass *Online savings will go up to $45.50. Available online only starting August 19, 2017: $40.50
Fair Gate and Ride Combo Pass *Available online or at retailers online: $52.75
After Dark Gate Pass *Available only at on-site ticket booths after 9pm daily: $5
Twilight Ride Pass *Available only at on-site ticket booths after 5pm Tuesday through Thursday: $29.75
Fair Ride Coupons
$1.75 each or 30 coupons for $44.75 *Available for sale on-site only. Each ride requires 4 – 8 coupons per rider
Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book
Offering over $350 in Fair-wide savings! Available only at on-site ticket booths
ONLINE SPECIAL: Purchase any Fair Pass online by July 31st, and receive a voucher for a free Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book with every order. $2
Craft Beer Fest – New reduced admission rate!
Includes one 4oz sampling cup. Online purchase includes access to a pre-purchased ticketholder line. Beer tokens are $2 each and can be purchased onsite. $7
PNE Donut Dash-5K Run
NEW – kids pricing!
Early Bird: (first 500 registrants) Regular: $35 Kids: $20
June 1: Regular $40 Kids: $25
June 1-July 15: Regular $45 Kids $30
July 16-August 13: Regular $50 Kids $35
Online registration ends on Sunday, August 13, 2017
For more information about The Fair at the PNE visit: www.pne.ca.
About the PNE:
Owned by the City of Vancouver, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is a healthy and vibrant non-profit organization dedicated to providing over 3 million visitors a year with first-class cultural, sporting and family entertainment events. Founded in 1910, the PNE operates from a 114-acre site at Hastings Park, a multi-facility venue in Vancouver where the organization operates four activity streams: an annual 15-day Fair, Playland Amusement Park, maintenance and care of the Hastings Park site and management of the site’s year-round facilities. These facilities are utilized to celebrate a variety of hockey, amateur sporting, music, community, social, cultural and commercial events throughout the year.