Jul 11

Here’s what you need to know about Playland Nights

It’s time to party the night away at Playland.

Friday nights are about going out, having a few drinks, and catching up with friends. Luckily, Playland Nights can tick all those checkboxes and add in the exhilarating rides too. Whether this is your first time experiencing Playland Nights or you’ve been a fan for three years, here’s what you need to know (and won’t want to miss):

  1. The Rides

We kicked out the kids but left the rides. Starting at 7pm every Friday night in July, Playland is open to adults only! This year, we are featuring the all-new Sea to Sky Swinger – perfectly designed to showcase the best of Vancouver’s landscape with its glittering lights at night. Your Playland Nights ticket gives you access to the park’s favourite rides, but if you’re looking to skip the line, you’re in luck! The Wonderlust VIP pass lets you do just that! It also gives you access to a VIP bar and rapid access to eight of our most popular rides.

  1. The Drinks

During Playland Nights, the grounds are fully licensed. This means you get to enjoy your favourite beverage (adult or not) throughout the park while checking out all the entertainment we have to offer. We have the craft beer fans and oenophiles covered. And if you’re looking for other exciting options – this year’s cocktails are both tasty and picture-worthy. Try the all-new Playland-inspired Dry Ice cocktail, the Tipsy Unicorn, and Tito’s handmade vodka drink – a combination of Tito’s Very Berry lemonade, Jalapeno lemonade and Canadian Mule. Let’s cheers to that!

  1. The Entertainment

There won’t be a lack of entertainment with the drums, samba, burlesque show and more! When it’s time to get the party started, we have Drum N Dirty with upbeat remixed party music. Wes Barker, the Stunt Magician, will also join the party and bring his famous magic shows and illusions as seen on America’s Got Talent. Get ready to be a part of this incredible entertainment roster that will rival even the best Friday night club scene!

  1. The Food

Playland is where it’s at with all the delicious finger foods and festival favourites. We have all the mini donuts and hot dogs ready when you are! Did we mention we have totchos? Yeah, that’s right. That’s tater tots with taco toppings.

  1. The (VIP) Experience

All new this year! The Wonderlust VIP Experience brings you on an exclusive magical journey, with different theme nights to choose from. Dress up to the themes and enjoy the exclusivities of a true VIP – including a secret VIP homebase lounge and park-wide riddles to be a part of. Psst, it’s like your own budge pass!

 

Playland Nights is where the party is at this Friday, and every Friday in July. It’s a classic summer night event that you won’t want to miss. So grab your friends and cheers to the drinks, ‘cause we’re about to party the night away.

 

Save on tickets and get them now at pne.ca/playland-nights to spare some $ for the drinks!

 

Photo credits: Maxine Bulloch

Jun 24

It’s the Kind of Fun that Makes You Money

Getting your first job can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Summer jobs are the best way to get started, learn lots, and have fun!

Whether you’re saving for university tuition or for your next travel adventure, working at the annual PNE Fair (August 17 – September 2) is the ideal way to make money while having fun and meeting new people! Better yet, if you’d like to work with your friends this summer, then ask them to apply as well!

We interviewed some current employees and asked them why they love working here…

 

“I love working here because everybody is really friendly and just the energy around here is really awesome with everybody having fun!”

– Brianna

“I love working here because I’ve been able to make a lot of friends and the energy is super enjoyable. And I love that I get to talk to different people every single day. I get to practice being more confidence and really expressing my feelings when talking to guests.”

– Amy

“I love working here because I get to see everyone have the best day of their summer every day.”

– Tabitha

“I love working here because I like to make people smile.”

– Chi

“I love working here because it’s super fun! There’s a lot of kids that come in… it’s super fun to be able to give them a prize and see how excited they get when they win something. It also works really amazing with college hours and the summer.”

– Francesca

 

We’ve got more than 1,000 jobs to fill for the annual PNE Fair in a variety of positions in the Agriculture, Games, Guest Services, Lotteries, Public Safety, Rides, and Food & Beverage departments. The application process is easy. Make sure you and your friends get on the applications now and apply today at PNEjobs.com!

Jul 31

Wacky Fair Food: Must-Try Culinary Creations

Sweet? Savoury? Or some of everything?

Treat yourself to something crazy and new at the 2018 Fair at the PNE.

What dish do you come for every year at the Fair? Whether it’s a childhood favourite, a comforting original, or a wacky only-at-the-fair food, there is something for everyone!

The Fair is a prime opportunity for foodies of all adventure levels. If you are ready to take your Fair diet to the next level, come try the Cricket Caramel Apples, Charcoal Ice Cream, KitKat Fries, or one of the many other wacky food options below…

 

Sweet Treats:

Cricket Caramel Apples

Sweet and salty with a crunch, you’ll love our cricket caramel apples rolled in salty, oven-roasted Entomo Farm crickets.

Smoking Charcoal Soft Serve

Cool down with a smoking charcoal soft serve, a modern take on ice cream.

KitKat Fries

Steve O’s Public House offers KitKat fries, dipped in a signature batter and deep fried to a soft, fluffy, and chocolatey perfection.

White Chocolate Cheese Cake Mini Donuts

A new take on the Fair’s signature treat, mini donuts.

Caramel Fried Pineapple Ring

You’ll love our Caramel Fried Pineapple Ring – fruity, deep fried, and topped with warm caramel sauce.

Wat a Melon

A watermelon flavoured ice-cream snack, served between two slices of watermelon.

Deep Fried Strawberries

Dipped in our famous funnel cake batter and served with a hint of powdered sugar.

Churro Fries

Smothered in chocolate, caramel sauces and marshmallows, you’ll love our Churro Fries. Presented by Churros Locos.

Triple Chocolate Brownie Milkshakes

Fresh homemade brownies crushed and mixed in warm chocolate sauce, layered with a scoop of a Vanilla Bean Milkshake.

S’luscious

Nothing beats having a boozy slushy – try out variety of flavours including Frosé, Lime, Mango, and Dark & Stormy.

Savoury Treats:

Garlic Vanilla Milkshake Burger

Sweet, savory, and delicious, the Garlic Vanilla Milkshake Burger is part of our new burger line-up presented by Gourmet Burgers.

Sweet and Salty Milkshake Burger

A burger covered in rock salts, caramel drizzle, and vanilla ice cream.

Deep Fried Burger

An outstanding cheese burger wrapped in a bread dough and deep fried to a crisp, yet golden brown to perfection.

1 lb. Fair Sized Meatball

Everyone enjoys home-made Italian food – take a stab of a gigantic 1 lb. Fair Sized Meatball, oozing with mozzarella and tomato sauce.

The Red Velvet Corndog

A sweet, delicious twist on the classic. Presented by Corndog King.