Visiting the Pacific National Exhibition has been an annual tradition for many families for over a century now.
With the PNE coming to an end just around the corner—we wanted to take a look back at what the fair used to look like back in the day.
The PNE first opened its doors in 1910 and was known as “The Industrial Exhibition.” During this time it was meant to showcase our beautiful province to the rest of the world. It was the second largest event of its kind in all of North America, after the New York State Fair.
Take a look at these 12 vintage photos of the PNE, they were all taken throughout the 1970’s and 80’s.
Today, the PNE is the largest annual ticketed event in BC and attracts well over 900,000 people during its 17-day span.
More vintage moments in Vancouver:
- Recapture Expo 86 Through These 12 Vintage Photos
- English Bay Once Had A Pier But Here’s What Happened To It
- 5 Photos Of Robson Street From The 1970’
For more nostalgia to do with Metro Vancouver, check out our History section.
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