Vancouver’s PNE is a popular local destination. Along with summer events, it has an amusement park, known as Playland, that includes classic rides: vintage wooden roller coaster, Ferris Wheel and Tilt-a-Whirl.
But don’t worry, if you’re too cool for the old stuff, try the Drop Zone, The Hellevator, The Revelation and Hell’s Gate. We guarantee this is a place where you can get as sick as you want.
It also has Helicopters, a Merry-Go-Round, a Dragon Coaster, Dune Buggies and lots of other rides for small kids.
Playland is open daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm.
For more information, or to purchase tickets online, check out the Playland Website.
The Pacific National Exhibition and Fair
For over 2 weeks in the middle of August, you can attend the annual Pacific National Exhibition and Fair. Along with Playland, the Exhibition includes live entertainment, agricultural exhibits, pig races, superdogs, Zydeco Jam, the Lipizzaner Stallions. and the grand Finale with music, dance, laser and fireworks.
The PNE is located at the east end of Vancouver on the corner of East Hastings and Renfrew Streets. From downtown, go east on Hastings Street all the way to the PNE. You can’t miss it on the left hand side of the street at Renfrew.