12 Ways for Families to Save Money at the PNE

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Visiting the PNE in Vancouver is one of those classic summer activities, but it can be very expensive to pay for a family. The 2017 Fair at the PNE opens on August 19 and if you are in the know, there are many ways to save money with discounted passes and special deals so that families of any size and budget can join in the festivities.

The 12 best ways for families to save money at the PNE on admissions, Playland passes and more:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. FREE Gate Admission for all guests, 11am- 1pm, Tuesdays, August 22 and 29
    Re-entrance hand stamps will only be given after 1 pm. Guests are welcome to re-enter the gates prior to 1pm without hand stamp.
  4. 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.
  5. Seniors’ Day 11am – Late, Thursday, August 24
    Seniors 65+ receive FREE gate admission.
  6. Vancity Member Special 11am – Late
    NEW extended special – offer valid every day of The Fair.
    Vancity members receive $5 gate admission.
  7. Library Day – 11am – Late, Wednesday, August 23
    Show any BC library card to receive $5 gate admission!
  8. BCAA “Membership is Rewarding” rate
    BCAA members can visit bcaa.com for special discounts on gate and ride passes for the Fair.
  9. 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.
  10. After Dark Gate Pass
    After 9pm nightly, purchase a Fair gate pass for just $5.
  11. Twilight Ride Pass After 5pm
    Presented by 94.5 Virgin Radio, Tuesday through Thursday, purchase a Playland pass for $29.75.
  12. Online/Retailer Savings
    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 www.pne.ca

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).


For more information on how to save money at the PNE, admission rates, tickets and more 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.

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