B.C.'s favourite place for fun is finally returning after closing over COVID-19. Vancouver's Playland is reopening on Friday, July 10 so you can get in some rides this summer after all. They're working with a "phased in" approach, meaning that not all rides will be open at once.

In a press conference and news release on Thursday, June 25, the PNE announced that their iconic Playland amusement park will start reopening some rides in different stages.

They'll start by reopening 10 to 12 of their "most popular family-friendly rides and attractions."

More rides will come later in different phases, they continued. Tickets are being sold for $30 a pop starting Tuesday, June 30.

They wrote that they're working with health authorities to figure out what rules and regulations would be needed to keep everyone safe, but didn't elaborate on exact safety measures in their release.

However, they did note that you'll get a "fun face mask" along with your admission.

They continued, saying that the PNE Fair will also be returning this year, though it'll look a lot different. A ton of favourites are returning from "Superdogs to agriculture exhibits," but instead of walking around, it'll be a "drive-thru experience."

"The 2020 PNE Fair will bring British Columbians together (but apart) to create what may be the most unique Fairtime shared memory in our history," they wrote.

Other events are taking place soon too, the release reads. On Wednesday, July 1, the PNE is hosting the only live Canada Day parade of 2020.

It'll be a "reverse parade," they explained, meaning participants will decorate their cars with Canada-themed items and drive along the parade route instead of the floats.

The Playland amusement park closed earlier due to COVID-19, but that hasn't stopped them from continuing to be active in the community.

They've since hosted several drive-thru events, like their mini-donut drive-thru, to bring back the delicious treats many have missed from the fair.

As the fair slowly starts to return to its feet, they'll also need lots of workers to join their team. They wrote they'll be recalling "hundreds (although not thousands)" of employees soon.

With the weather warming and Playland reopening, it looks like we might get to have that iconic summertime experience after all.

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