A summer in Vancouver is not complete without visiting the annual The Fair at the PNE, which kicks off on Saturday, August 19, and runs until Monday, September 4.
The ride passes, fair-games, and mini-donuts can definitely add up to hit your wallet hard, so here are some ways you can save big and score the best deals at this year’s Fair.
The PNE is offering free gate admission for First Responders and one guest on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. The promotion is valid for current and retired police, RCMP, ambulance workers, firefighters, military, search & rescue, and coast guards. First Responders must present a valid First Responders service card upon entry.
If you arrive wearing red or a maple leaf on Saturday, August 19 or Sunday, August 20, you’ll receive gate admission for $1.50.
All guests can enjoy free gate admission on Tuesday, August 22 and 29 from 11 am to 1 pm.
On Thursday, August 24, those 65-plus will be able to get into the Fair for free.
On Wednesday, August 23 and 30, you can get 2-for-1 ride passes, which are only available when you purchase them on site from 11 am to 1 pm.
If you show your BC library card at the gate on Wednesday, August 23 you’ll get in for $5.
Members of Vancity can get into the gate for $5 every day of The Fair.
Where: Pacific National Exhibition – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, August 19 to Monday, September 4, from 11 am to late; closed August 21 and August 28
Tickets: $17 at the gate, $14 online