Vancouver’s PNE is open for one more week including Labour Day long weekend.
You’ve decided to spend most of your summer weekends camping or building sand castles and sleeping in the sun at one of the epic beach destination in our gorgeous province. It’s time to switch it up. And by switch it up we mean cling to life as you swing 120 degrees and reach over 12 stories at 90 kms and spin 360 degrees strapped to chairs attached to a massive pendulum arm called “The Beast” or rattle along at 76 kms on the best wooden roller coaster in Canada. All that and more before lunch.
There are tonnes of ride options for little ones all the way to extreme thrill seekers. Click here for height restrictions and see that there truly is something for everyone.
We took our 3 and 6 year olds on the Kettle Creek Mine Coaster, The Scrambler and bumper cars and even manage to win a couple stuffy’s at the catch-a-fish game. We timed our day to arrive after the sun was at it’s hottest and although it was busy, line ups were on average about 20 minutes long. As the sun set we a bought a couple boxes of poutine for dinner and enjoyed Summer Night Series headliner, Styx, as they played hits like ‘Come Sail Away’ and ‘Mr. Roboto.’ The nostalgic experience was made even better with a massive big screen TV playing the live show for folks enjoying dinner in the food zone.
For a complete list of rides, attractions, games and food at Playland click here.
For more information on PNE attractions and shows click here.
Do not miss the Super Dogs Show and take a stroll through the Farm Country exhibit and pet some cows. The Summer nights Concert Series this weeks is pretty epic with a stacked line up including UB40, Colin James, Billy Idol and TLC.
Buy tickets here.
Hot tip. Bring $20 cash to park in nearby neighbourhoods or simply take transit.