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: