15 Ways to Play and Save at the PNE

The highlight of Summer for Vancouverites and Vancouver visitors has finally arrived – the opening of the Fair at the PNE! Before you buy your tickets, check out our list of 15 ways that you can spend a day of play at the PNE – without breaking the bank.

1) First Responders Get Free Admission on Opening Weekend

Heroes’ Opening Weekend – August 18 – 19, 11am – Late

  • FREE gate admission for First Responders and a guest.
  • Promotion is valid for current and retired police, RCMP, Paramedics, firefighters and military plus one guest. First Responder must present a valid First Responders service card at the gates. Guest does not require a service card.

2) Fan Fashion Gets You In For A Toonie

Toonie Days – August 18 – 19, 11am – 1pm

  • To celebrate 50 years of music and sports at the Pacific Coliseum, wear your favourite sports team gear or concert t-shirt, and get in for just $2!

3) Free Day For Everyone!

FREE Gate Admission for all Guests – August 21 & 28, 11am – 1pm – presented by YVR

  • Re-entrance hand stamps will only be given after 1pm. Guests are welcome to re-enter the gates prior to 1pm without hand stamp.

4) Two-For-One Days For Thrill Seekers

Wild Ride Wednesdays – August 22 & 29, 11am – 1pm

  • Purchase 2 Ride Passes for the price of 1! Only Available onsite on the day of the promotion.
  • Does not apply to ride coupons or complimentary passes.

5) Bargain For Bookworms

Library Day – August 22, 11am – Late – presented by Tim Hortons

  • Show any BC library card and photo ID to receive $6 gate admission!

6) Free Day For Football Fans

BC Lions Ticket Holders – August 25, 11am – 1pm

  • Your August 25 BC Lions ticket gets you into the Fair at the PNE on game day (Aug 25) for FREE before 1 pm

7) Fun Day For Seniors

Seniors’ Day – August 23, 11am – Late

  • Seniors 65+ receive FREE gate admission and FREE Ferris Wheel rides (West Coast Wheel)

8) Play Free For Pride

Out at the Fair Day – August 30, 11am – Late

  • Purchase Pride socks at Vancouver Pride Weekend events or the Fair Gate at Hastings & Renfrew streets, and get into the Fair for FREE! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE VANCOUVER PRIDE SOCIETY.

9)  Spend Less On Labour Day

  • Labour Day Celebration presented by Vancouver & District Labour Council. Union members can contact their local office for information.

10) Special Day For BCAA Members 

BCAA Members save more!

  • Special Member Savings on online Fair Gate & Ride Passes. Learn more at bcaa.com/pne

11) Vancity Members Save Big

Vancity Member Rate – Every day, 11am – 1pm

  • Vancity members receive $8 gate admission

12) Pinwheel Deals

  • A Fair-wide coupon book offering over $350 in savings.
    $2 at any Guest Services location, or purchase any Fair Pass online by July 31st and receive a voucher for a free Pinwheel Deals Coupon Book with every order!

13) After Dark Gate Pass

  • After 9pm nightly, purchase a Fair Gate Pass for just $6. That’s a savings of $12!

14) Twilight Ride Pass

  • Presented by 94.5 Virgin Radio – After 5pm Tuesday through Thursday, purchase a Fair Ride Pass for just $30.75. That’s a savings of $16!

15) Buy Before You Go And Save! 

Save up to $12 when you purchase your Fair Gate or Ride passes online or at the following Lower Mainland retailers:

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