In case you’ve been living under a rock, The fair at the PNE is opening in Vancouver this weekend! This highly anticipated end of summer event always brings in quite the crowd and this year will be no exception. We have your inside scoop of what's new at PNE 2019 this year. 

It’s safe to say that almost everyone goes to PNE for the rides. This year, there are 24 rides to choose from. These rides range from family-friendly fun to extreme adrenaline rush!

Some of the fan favourites returning are the Atmosfear, Drop Zone, and The Pirate Ship. While many rides are making a come back, PNE has closed down quite a few.  

While some of the old classics are either coming or going, a lot of new experiences are popping up this year. According to an email sent by PNE to Narcity, there are tons of new exhibitions hitting the grounds. 


All of the experiences will be available for viewing daily which means you won’t have to plan around them!

Sure to be a hit this year is the Snap Happy: A Do-It-Your-Selfie Experience. This exhibition will allow you to totally immerse yourself in a pop-up filled with multi-sensory attractions. Your Insta is going to be fire after one visit here!  

For those of you who like a little more flash, check out Electric Fire! This nightly attraction is a pyro musical extravaganza! There will be flying rockets, exploding fire, live performers, and tons of shocking stunts. 

Speaking of extravaganzas, there will be a nightly drag show! If you’ve never been to a drag show before, now is your chance.

The following attractions and entertainment are new to 2019:

  • The Superconscious Experience of Reveen
  • Electric Fire – A Nightly Pyro Musical Finale
  • Snap Happy: A Do-It-Yourselfie Experience
  • Game Changer Exhibit - Discover the Evolution of Video Games
  • Super Action Academy
  • Blue’s Dance Party
  • Family Flix
  • The Revel District
  • For the Love of Drag 
  • Mike Wood Comedy 
  • Mama Lou, Strong Woman 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a PNE experience without the Summer Nights Concerts. While these outdoor concerts may not be new, some of the faces that will be headlining are. 

PNE really outdid themselves this year and are hosting some serious throwbacks. Even TLC will be headlining and we could not be more excited about it!

While general admission and rush seating is available through general admission ticket purchases, there is reserved seating! Tickets for seats are available now through the Ticket Leader website. 

PNE also has all of our favourites returning this year including the SuperDogs, PNE Prize Home, Dinosaur Stomp, and Knight of Valour. All of these returning attractions will be occurring daily so be sure to check them out!

Returning favourites: 

  • The Presidents Choice SuperDogs 
  • PNE Prize Home
  • Knight of Valour
  • Duelling Pianos 
  • Canda Showcase 
  • Museum of Glass 
  • Festival Park Nights 
  • Roving PNE PEP Band 
  • Dinosaur Stomp 

It wouldn’t be a PNE exhibition without the food! Thankfully, there are tons of new food items coming our way and you need to check out. 

According to PNE, there will be lots of vegan and plant-based options. While you can still get your battered and deep-fried items, vegan and vegetarians will now have a wide variety of items to choose from. 

Stands to look out for in the veg world include Dragon Bowls, Govinda’s Vegan Vegetarian Street Food, Atomic Tacos, Handmade Stuffed Burger Booth, Lookout Grill, and Buddha-Ful Vegetarian Food. 

For those of you who have no dietary restrictions, be prepared to eat! There are some serious new additions coming to the traditional fair food. 

New traditional fair food attractions: 

  • Bacon pancakes
  • Butter Beer ice cream 
  • Flamin’ Hot Cheetos corndogs 
  • Funnel cake pizza 
  • Jalapeno Lemonade 
  • Footlong French fries 
  • Devil’s ramen 
  • Tipsy unicorn dry ice drink
  • Pulled pork tater tot nachos
  • Pizza pierogies
  • The Snickly Dog 
  • Pickle pizza 
  • Pickle flavour cotton candy 
  • Rice burgers
  • Traditional Mexican street corn 
  • Watermelon candy floss

PNE is set to kick off this weekend and run until Sept. 2, 2019. Gates will be open every day from 11 a.m. to late with closures taking place on Aug. 19 and 26. 

We'll see you all there! 

Vancouver's PNE

Price: up to $55.75 

Address: 2901 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1

When: Aug. 17 to Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to Late

Why you need to go: Let your inner kid live a little! 


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