This weekend was the official start of the 100th anniversary of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The PNE is an annual event that shows the best that BC has to offer! The PNE takes place next to Vancouver’s Playland and will last until September 6th.
There is a live concert every day as well as lots of exhibits. The entrance fee is $20.00, but if you buy a ticket at Safeway, Shoppers Drug markt or Save on Foods you pay only $16.80! But for the people who don’t mind an early Sunday, the Fair is FREE on Sunday’s from 9.00 – 12.00 am.
In 1910 the then Canadian Prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, officially opened the first PNE although back then it was called the Industrial Exhibition. Since the first Fair, the annual event has become the largest annual ticketed event in the province, and continues to draw in excess of 900,00 visitors per year.
With over 800 performances and exhibits and more than 50 thrilling rides & attractions, the Fair at the PNE is definitely worth checking out! For more information about the concerts, exhibits or the PNE in general, click here