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12 ways to save at the 2017 PNE Fair

Love the PNE and Playland, but feeling a little cash-strapped after a summer of go, go go? There are ways to save including discounted passes, special deals and even free admission. Check it!

The 12 best ways to save on admissions or Playland passes at the 2017 PNE Fair


Celebrate Canada 150 on Opening Weekend 
Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 11am – 1pm
Show your Canadian pride by visibly wearing red or a maple leaf and receive Fair Gate admission for just $1.50.

Heroes’ Opening Weekend 
Saturday, August 19 and Sunday August 20, 11am – 1pm
FREE gate admission for First Responders and a guest. Promotion is valid for current and retired police, RCMP, ambulance workers and firefighters plus one guest. First Responder must present a valid First Responders service card at the gates. Guest does     not require a service card.

FREE Gate Admission for everyone
Tuesdays, August 22 and 29, 11am – 1pm
Re-entrance hand stamps will only be given after 1pm. Guests are welcome to re-enter the gates prior to 1pm without hand stamp.

Wild Ride Wednesdays 
 Wednesdays, August 23 and 30, 11am – 1pm
Purchase two Playland passes for the price of 1.
Only available onsite day of promotion. Does not apply to ride coupons or complimentary             passes.

Seniors’ Day 
Thursday, August 24, 11am – 1pm
Seniors 65+ receive FREE gate admission.

Vancity Member Special 
NEW extended special – offer valid every day of The Fair, 11am – 1pm
Vancity members receive $5 gate admission.

BCAA “Membership is Rewarding” rate
BCAA members can visit for special discounts on gate and ride passes for the Fair.

Special PNE Savings & Offers

Pinwheel Deals
A Fair-wide coupon book offering over $350 in savings.
$2 at any Guest Services location.

After Dark Gate Pass
After 9pm nightly, purchase a Fair gate pass for just $5.

Twilight Ride Pass  After 5pm
Presented by 94.5 Virgin Radio, Tuesday through Thursday, purchase a Playland pass for $29.75.

Online/Retailer Savings

Save up to $9 when visitors purchase their Fair gate or Playland passes online or at certain Lower Mainland retailers. Retail passes will be available in August. For information, visit

The Fair runs from Saturday, August 19, until Monday September 4, 2017, and will be closed on Monday August 21 and Monday August 28. Open 11 am until late (weather permitting).

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  • Christina
    August 24, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Another money-saving tip: If you have small kids (under 48″) check the list of rides to see which ones say “kids under x height must be accompanied by an adult” – for all these rides, one parent can ride with a kid for free! Last year, I just bought a pass for my son and I rode for free all day!

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