Savings For This Years PNE 2017

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Are you ready for a lot of family fun at the fair?

Every Vancouverite especially the ones with families are excited for the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and some will have mixed feelings about the Fair. This weekend on Saturday, August 19, 2017, is the official season opening of the PNE.

One common feeling shared with many Vancouverites is how expensive the entrance and ride passes are.  I’m always the guy who looks everywhere for discounts/promos online and even enter every local contest for a chance to win free passes.

So here’s a list of online discounts and discounted days to the PNE:

Promotional Days

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1. PNE Website:

2. Canada 150 Opening Weekend – August 19-20, 11am-1pm

  • Show your Canadian pride by visibly wearing red or a maple leaf and receive Fair Gate admission for just $1.50! 

3. Heroes’ Opening Weekend – August 19-20, 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.

4. FREE Gate Admission for all Guests – August 22 & 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 a hand stamp.

5. Wild Ride Wednesdays – August 23 & 30, 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

6. Seniors’ Day – August 24, 11am-Late

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

7. Library Day – August 23, 11am-Late

  • Show any BC library card to receive $5 gate admission!

8. Vancity Member Special Every Day of the Fair, 11am-Late

  • NEW extended Special – Vancity members receive $5 gate admission every day of the Fair!

9. After Dark Gate Pass

  • After 9pm nightly, purchase a Fair Gate Pass for just $5. That’s a saving of $12!

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10. Twilight Ride Pass

  • Presented by 94.5 Virgin Radio – After 5pm Tuesday through Thursday, purchase a Fair Ride Pass for just $29.75. That’s a saving of $15!


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Online/Retailer Savings

Save up to $9 when you purchase your Fair Gate or Ride passes online or at the following Lower Mainland retailers:


Final Thoughts

In my opinion, the PNE each year can make or break your pockets due to the expensive entrance and ride prices or just your Mini doughnuts and Midway food cravings. If you’re lucky, winning at the tempting Under 7/Over 7 games, scoring a Jumbo stuffy or even the Prize home will make your time worth every minute while you’re at the Fair.

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