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PNE Free Admission Dates Plus Special Discounts for 2017

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If you’re thinking of heading down to the fair at the Pacific National Exhibition this year, you may want to plan your schedule around these exciting dates.


PNE Free Admission + Deals 2017

On both Tuesday August 22nd and August 29th, between 11am and 1pm, there is free gate admission for absolutely every guest to the PNE.

First responders are given the heroes welcome with free admission for themselves and a guest on “Heroes Opening Weekend” Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th. The First Responder must provide identification at the gate in order to take advantage of the offer from 11am until late.


On Wednesday August 23rd and August 30th, the PNE will feature “Wild Ride Wednesday” where you and a friend can ride for the price of one! Purchase one ticket at the regular price and get the second one for free.

Thursday August 24th all seniors 65+ can ride for free from 11am until late.

If you are a Vancity member you may take advantage of a discounted rate of $5 each day at the fair all season long.

Night owls can take advantage of discounted passes after 9pm every day at the fair for at $5

Also, keep in mind that any passes you purchase online will be significantly cheaper than at the gate. For example, a regular fair pass at the gate costs an adult $17, but the same pass online is $14.


The same goes for the Craft Beer Fest, where tickets online are only $5 compared to $7 at the gate. The online purchase also comes with a commemorative drinking cup and also access to the pre-authorized ticket holder line.

The moral of the story: plan in advance and save!

In addition, check out the PNE’s 2017 Prize Home, and this year’s stellar summer night concert series lineup.

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