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The Fair at the PNE kicked off this weekend bringing attractions, exhibitions, mini donuts, the marketplace, SuperDogs, concerts, and more to the fairgrounds for the 102nd year. The PNE is a summertime staple for locals, tourists, and families from across BC. Photo credit: Weed Whacker on Flickr Until 12:00pm today (Monday, August 20, 2012) gate […]
The 100th Anniversary PNE Parade will stroll through English Bay August 20th. Starting from Stanley Park and making its way to Sunset Beach, the parade will celebrate the grand opening of the PNE’s 100th year which will take place the following morning. The procession will feature giant balloons (think Macy’s Thanksgiving parade) and more than […]
Once the season is over and the rides stop rotating, Playland comes alive once more (barely) for Halloween with Fright Nights. In darkness you can roam the amusement park, hop on darkened rides, and evade the creepy creatures of the night that will interact with you. This year they also have a new haunted house […]
Since before I could walk, I’ve been going to the Pacific National Exhibition with my family. I remember piling into the family van, driving for what seemed to be all morning, then taking the Hastings exit of Highway 1 past Empire Stadium and into the fair parking lots. Then, from my stroller, I would watch […]
This afternoon six of us were guests of Playland; free to roam the rides, wolf down mini donuts and go crazy on the Corkscrew. Even though the morning skies were grey, we all agreed that at least the lines would be short on a day when the probability of precipitation was high. This also meant […]