Exhibits & Attractions

Art in the Park

BCAA ToonCity   |   Open Daily   11am – Dusk

FREE with admission

Help us paint a giant 20′ long mural! This interactive pit stop allows you to play at being Picasso with your kids while you help us create a Fair masterpiece! While here, check out over 50+ murals on display that have been coloured by local schools and community organizations.

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Brown Paper Couture Display

Marketplace, PNE Forum   |   Open Daily   |   11am – 11pm

FREE with admission

First year students from Langara’s Design Formation program created this extraordinary collection of paper sculptures that emulate haute couture fashion. This is a cornerstone project that explores a range of prop building techniques in the 3D Retail Design Course.

Students chose iconic designer dresses and recreated them using a selection of modest materials. This cornerstone project of Design Formation’s Retail Visual Presentation course teaches prop building, aesthetics, and creative problem solving.

Materials used: Craft paper, cardboard, coffee filters, cupcake papers, packing tape, clear tape, masking tape, thumbtacks, parcel tags, dress makers tissue, straight pins, string, and twine.

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Community Spotlight - NEW!

Festival Park   |   Open Daily   |   11am – 6pm

FREE with admission

Enjoy a mixture of cultural festivals, summer pop-up markets and community showcases.

Heroes Weekend – Aug 19 & 20
A display of ambulance, firefighters, military, police, RCMP, coast guard, and search and rescue vehicles.

Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase – Aug 22 to 25
Presented by 360 Fabrication Inc.

Spirit of India Summer Festival – Aug 26 & 27
Presented by the Gujarati Society of BC and celebrating the best of the South Asian culture. See more below.

Fall for Local Summer Market – Aug 29 to Sep 3
A pop up market promoting awesome local products including produce jewelry, clothes, cosmetics. More info below.

Caribbean Carnival – Sep 4
Presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC, a festival of tropical rhythm, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.

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Community Spotlight: Fall For Local™

Festival Park   |   August 29 – September 3   |   11am to 6pm

FREE with admission

The PNE is proud partner with Fall For Local™ to host a vibrant open air summer market featuring a one-of-kind shopping experience featuring a handful of local makers, interactive elements, artisanal packaged food, and a good time! Be sure to take a break from the rides and come shop, support and discover local. View vendors here.

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Community Spotlight: Spirit of India

Festival Park    |    August 26 & 27    |   11am to 6pm

FREE with admission

Come with the whole family to shop the bazaar, celebrate culture, play games, win prizes, taste chat pataa khaana, learn yoga, and get your photo taken at the G&F Financial costume photo booth.

EXPERIENCE:

  • G&F Financial Fancy dress photo booth with traditional Indian backdrops and cultural clothing
  • Spice Radio numerology readings by renowned broadcaster Shushmaji
  • Millstream Aata roti-making competitions
  • KidsZone with games, finger painting and more
  • Deepak Chopra Wellness Yoga & Meditation booth
  • Buy handicrafts, jewelry, kurti’s, lehngas, bangles, jutti’s
  • mehndi and spices of India
  • artwork on display by the one and only Kapoor Arts
  • dances of India from bhangra to garba to classical kathak and bharata natyam – a blend of what India represents

 

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Craft Beer Fest – Now Featuring Local Wineries

Italian Gardens   |   Open Daily   |   2pm – 8pm

$5 online, $7 onsite during The Fair

New Reduced Admission Rate and even greater online savings!

Craft Beer Fest will feature up to 30 craft breweries along with local wineries for guests to sample the diverse craft drafts and vinos being developed within the Lower Mainland’s backdoor. Check back soon for a listing of participating vendors.

Purchase your ticket online to save $2, plus receive access a pre-purchased ticketholder line! Admission includes a 4oz collector’s sampling cup. $2 per drink token, available for purchase onsite.

If venue is at capacity, a pre-purchased ticket will not guarantee immediate access. Craft Beer Fest is a 19+ event. 2 pieces of ID will be required for entry.

Buy Tickets Now

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Farm Country

Livestock Barns   |   Open Daily   |    11am – 10pm

FREE with admission

For a break from the hustle and bustle of the midway, stop by Farm Country to see all the baby animals you love! The Big Red Barns play host to the largest variety of barn animals found in Vancouver as well as many unique demonstrations and displays of new urban agriculture awareness, education and engagement so you can learn what can easily be done from your own home. From backyard bees to eating local. And don’t miss the PNE Chef’s Garden initiative. We’ve got baby chicks and racing pigs, the Discovery Farm and milking demonstrations. There’s tons of barn fun for kids and the whole family at Farm Country.

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Hockey Hall of Fame - Legends of Hockey Exhibit - NEW!

Garden Auditorium   |   Open Daily   |   11am – 10pm

FREE with admission

Can’t make it all the way to Toronto…this is an opportunity to explore the largest Hockey Hall of Fame exhibition outside the walls of the Hockey Hall of Fame itself. With more than 5,000 square feet of artifacts, artwork, photography and video, this unique retrospective will take both young and old for a walk down memory lane. Featuring content from some of the game’s greatest players to ever lace up the skates, the colourful array of artifacts and video reminiscing from their careers will be sure to provoke nostalgic feelings and inspire future generations of young athletes.

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Invictus Games Flag

Festival Park   |   Saturday, August 19

FREE with admission

Prince Harry proclaimed Toronto as host the 2017 Invictus Games, an international adaptive sporting event that honours wounded, ill and injured military service members & veterans from around the world. Join us at the Fair on this day as we countdown to the Games and welcome the Invictus Games Flag to Vancouver on its journey to Toronto!

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Kidz Discovery Farm - In partnership with Safeway

Livestock Barns   |   Open Daily   |   11am – 10pm

FREE with admission

The Kidz Discovery Farm allows children to ‘become a farmer’ for a short time while learning about 10 exciting agriculture sectors and how their food gets from the farm to your local grocery store! Kids are put to work at various pretend play farm chores such as milking a cow, pedaling a tractor, collecting eggs and harvesting apples while moving from farm to farm! This fun-filled activity has received rave reviews and continues to entertain and educate kids each year!

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Learn to Fish at the Fair

Sanctuary Pond Dock   |   Open Daily   |   12pm – 4pm

FREE with admission

Learn how to fish in Sanctuary Pond from Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC staff! Participants of all ages can learn the basics of fishing including: hatchery roles, local conservation concerns, fishing equipment, casting, and how to rig your rod. Youth under 16 and participants 16 and older with a valid freshwater fishing licence can also try their luck fishing off the dock on Sanctuary Pond.

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Marketplace

PNE Forum   |   Open Daily   |   11am – 11pm

FREE with admission

The Marketplace at the Forum building has been a well-known PNE tradition for years. Visitors can spend hours browsing and exploring more than 150 exhibit booths carrying everything from soaps, bed sheets & pillows, massage cushions & chairs, cosmetics, skin care, fashion, special appliances and cleaning supplies to exciting new products such as a turbo brush power cleaner, karaoke mic, garage door organizer and patio umbrellas. Plus, new this year! Magic magnets and micro blocks for kids!

View the 2017 Marketplace vendors map and directory

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PNE Donut Dash

Empire Field & PNE Fairgrounds   |   August 20   |   9 – 11 am*
*Please note start time is subject to change based on the number of participants.

Vancouver’s tastiest 5k run where runners will be energized with tasty Fair treats throughout the course including mini donuts and more! Run registration includes a PNE Donut Dash buff, race bib, finisher’s medal and Fair gate admission to The Fair at the PNE on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

For groups of 10 or more email groupsales@pne.ca or call 604-252-3663.

*Online registration ends on Sunday, August 13, 2017
All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-deferrable to a future event.

Register Now

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PNE Short Film Competition - Reel Youth

Celebration Plaza    |    Daily Screenings   |    11:30am, 3:00pm and 6:30pm

FREE with admission

The PNE is proud partner with the Reel Youth to create a short film competition featuring videos made by youth 18 years and under. Animation programs will engage Vancouver youth to produce a series of short animation films that amplify and celebrate “what makes Canada great” in honor of Canada’s 150th celebration.

Reel Youth is a not-for-profit, media empowerment project supporting youth, adults and organizations to create and distribute engaging films about the issues they care about most. Guest will be able to Text-to-Vote for their favorite film and a chance to win some cool prizes.

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PNE Short Film Festival

Festival Park   |   Daily Screenings of the National Film Board – Canada Vignettes   |   11:30am & 3:30pm

Festival Park   |   Daily Screenings from the Vancouver Film School   |   12:30pm, 4:30 & 10:30pm

Celebration Plaza   |   Daily Screenings from the Capilano University Film School   |   12:30pm, 5 & 8pm

FREE with admission

The PNE is proud to partner with The National Film Board of Canada to celebrate Canada 150 by showing the best of Canada Vignettes. We are also proud to partner with two of Vancouver’s premier film institutes to showcase the best in short films made by local students.

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ToonCity

It’s time to laugh out loud and stretch a smile from ear to ear in ToonCity! Play, dance and paint in The Fair’s family pit-stop!

Visit us to check out our fun activities, playhouses, and exciting live shows!

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Toytopia - NEW!

Rollerland Building   |   Open Daily   |   11am – 11pm

FREE with admission

Explore and play with some of the world’s biggest and most beloved toys and retro video arcade games inside Toytopia!

Featuring multiple play zones, a larger than life Jack in The Box, the science of toys from Furby to radiometers, a Toytopia exclusive LEGO Train Layout, LEGO Play Area and LEGO Building Wall with dozens of LEGO pop culture ­figures on display, the World’s Largest Etch A Sketch and the world’s Smallest G-Scale figure 8 train layout, a retro arcade zone featuring working, classic games, a life size doll house, a life size Monopoly car photo op, Zoltar and so much more including a new Star Wars themed area!

Also, part of the exhibit, is a unique display of pinball machines provided by East Van Amusements. Stop by and participate in our daily High Score Tournament.

 

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Xtreme Bugs - NEW!

Miller Drive   |   Open Daily   |   11am – 11pm

FREE with admission

If you and your family enjoyed Dinosaurs Alive at The Fair, you’re going to love Xtreme Bugs! This new outdoor imaginative immersive experience features 19 giant animatronic models along with over 110 static creatures. Learn about how these insects live and travel, experience their movement, appearances and behaviours, and understand their role in the environment.

These impressive models are so true to the real life that you’ll be able to clearly see their exaggerated features and texture. A stroll through Xtreme Bugs will give you the sense of being enveloped by insects, possibly providing you with the closest experience you’ll ever have with many of the unique species. So be warned, this new Xtreme exhibit is not recommended for anyone suffering from Entomophobia!

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