6 ways to save big at the Fair at the PNE this year

Aug 18 2016, 9:14 pm

A summer in Vancouver is not complete without visiting the annual The Fair at the PNE, which kicks off on Saturday, August 20, and runs until Monday, September 5.

The ride passes, fair-games, and mini-donuts can definitely add up and hit your wallet hard so here are some ways you can save big and score the best deals at this year’s Fair.

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1. Hero’s opening weekend

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The PNE is offering free gate admission for First Responders and one guest on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. 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.

2. Free admission for Pokémon GO Players

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Image: Pokemon GO/Shutterstock

Pokémon GO players will get free admission into the Fair at on Saturday, August 20. The promotion will be valid from 11 am to noon. All Pokémon GO enthusiasts have to do is show the app on their phone to get in.

3. Free admission for all guests on Tuesdays

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Image: PNE/ Facebook

All guests can enjoy free gate admission on Tuesday, August 23 and 30 from 11 am to 1 pm.

4. Free admission for seniors

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Image: PNE/ Facebook

On Thursday, August 25, those 65-plus will be able to get into the Fair for free.

5. Wild Ride Wednesday

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Image: PNE/ Facebook

On Wednesday, August 24 and 31, you can get 2-for-1 ride passes, which are only available when you purchase them on site from 11 am to 1 pm.

6.  Other ways to save

  • Get a Twilight ride pass (valid after 5 pm Tuesday to Thursday) for $29.75
  • Grab a $5 after dark gate pass with the Twilight deal (available after 9 pm)
  • Save on fair gate or ride passes on the PNE website or at these retailers: 7 Eleven, Safeway, Save On Foods, Overwaitea Foods, PriceSmart Foods, and Urban Fare
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The Fair at the PNE

Where: Pacific National Exhibition – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

When: Saturday, August 20 to Monday, September 5, from 11 am to late; closed August 22 and August 29

Tickets: $17 at the gate, $13 online