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PNE Concerts Summer 2015

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Summer in Vancouver means a trip to the PNE with the family and no experience is complete without checking out the amazing entertainment lineup that the fair offers each year. This summer is no exception with a roster of exciting concerts announced today. Photo credit: Rikki / Julius Reque on Flickr The Summer Night Concerts […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Hot Dog Concession at the PNE

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Concession stands and food carts have come a long way at Playland and the PNE but you can always rely on the availability of the classic footlong hot dog. 1953 – Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-7211. Earlier this spring, the Pacific National Exhibition announced the passing of the ‘King of the Midway,’ legendary pitchman and carny, […]

Archive Photo of the Day: PNE Parade on Hastings

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PNE opening day parade along Hastings Street in 1947. A highlight of the 1947 PNE was the first “Old Timers” hockey game ever staged in Canada. It took place at the PNE Forum and featured Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, one of hockey’s all time greats. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-1328.

New Ride The Beast at Playland This Summer

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PNE/Playland announced this morning that its newest ride, The Beast, will be ready to roll when doors open for the season on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This new multi-million dollar extreme ride is the first of its kind in North America and Canada’s most intense pendulum ride. From the PNE/Playland Blog The Beast boasts a […]

The Best Old PNE Photos 1914-1980

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The City of Vancouver Archives has digitized over 8,000 images from the Pacific National Exhibition (“PNE”) thanks to funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program. These images are easy to view, re-use, and share. Additionally, they have digitized another 874 images under copyright which can be viewed via the Archives. 1971: Women on the […]