The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – The Fair

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – The Fair

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), otherwise known as the Fair, was started in 1910 as a showcase of British Columbia to the rest of Canada and the world. The Fair has evolved over the past century from its role as an industry showcase to a hub for entertainment and family fun.

Throughout the Fair’s long and very rich history, several technological firsts debuted at the PNE, including the first rotary telephone in the Pacific Northwest, and aircraft and rocketry displays. It is British Columbia’s largest annual ticketed event, running for 17 days beginning on the Friday two weeks before the Labour Day weekend.

Each year, over 900,000 people visit the Fair to enjoy the rides and games of the midway, watch the shows and concerts, experience International exhibits, watch amazing animals, and taste exotic foods and quirky annual treats, and explore more than 200 booths in the shopping marketplace.

New this year:

  • 20% price reduction in Gate Admission and parking rates

  • Coupon Book with hundreds of dollars in savings on food and merchandise

  • Reserved seating and a bigger venue for Summer Night Concerts

  • Genghis Khan: The Exhibition

  • Dueling Pianos in the Plaza Beer Garden

  • RCMP Musical Ride

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