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.


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.

Jun 29

Top 5 Posts from #PlaylandNights

Last Friday saw the return of the super popular Vancouver summer event: Playland Nights (19+).

Whether you are looking for a fun activity with friends or a cute date idea, Playland Nights is great way to celebrate at the end of the week.

This isn’t an ordinary night at the amusement park… There’s are DJs bumpin’ tunes, an axe-throwing challenge*, and multiple bars with hard lemonades, candy floss vodka martinis, and champagne cocktails!

This year’s event features 2 additional entertainment options: challenge your friends to a virtual reality racing game* or if sultry glamour is more your taste, then take in the talented performers at the Kitty Nights burlesque shows (4 shows nightly at 8, 9, 10, 11pm).

If you want to take the experience to the next level, grab a VIP Pass which gets you express park entry, allows you to skip the line (once) at ten different rides including the Beast and Wooden Roller Coaster, plus exclusive access to the VIP Bar!

Visit Playland Nights (19+) for more info or buy your tickets here before 5:00 on event days to save $3.

 *an extra change applies for these attractions


Check out the top 5 Instagram posts from last week’s #PlaylandNights event!

A ton of great shots were taken at the opening week event! Here are a few favourites:

Tay bae all the way everyday

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Are we just really tiny or is the chair just really big? #playlandpark #Vancouver

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If you’re attending an upcoming Playland Nights, use the hashtag #playlandnights!

Dec 30

Five Feature Lanterns

You’ve probably been seeing a lot of photos of the Chinese Lantern Festival at the PNE on social media.

There’s the 200-foot long dragon, the pagoda made from 100,000 dishes, and the giant archway at the corner of Hastings and Renfrew Streets. Below are five notable feature lanterns that you need to see in person to appreciate the craftsmanship, scale and beauty.

Lantern Wheel

Peacock Screen – Powered by Telus PureFibre

Peacocks have been a part of the Chinese culture for centuries and are the embodiment of grace and talent. The peony, known in China as King of Flowers, is graceful, generous, and forgiving. Combined together, the images depict the ideals of luck, wealth, and happiness in this display.

Sea World – Presented by BCAA

The sea is mysterious and home to many peculiar creatures. This lantern is themed with jellyfish, accompanied by fish, sharks, coral reef and algae.

Panda Paradise – Presented by Brian Jessel BMW

Pandas are China’s most precious animal and a national treasure. They live mainly in mountainous areas of Sichuan, Gansu, Shaanxi Provinces. Pandas spread Chinese people’s friendship all over the world as peace ambassadors. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of pandas while walking by Panda Paradise.

Prosperous Fish Surplus Year After Year – Presented by London Drugs

China’s many traditional festivals are an important part of Chinese history. The form of each festival contributes to the history and culture of China. The fish is a very famous symbol in Chinese culture. In Chinese, the pronunciation of “fish” is the same as “surplus” so the fish symbolized the hope that people will have bountiful wealth and food in the coming year.

Flying Fairies – Presented by Hastings Racecourse

This lantern group depicts the ancient flying figures found on the walls of the Dunhuang caves in China. The fairies display the grace of elegant female clothing, and feature colourful ribbons fluttering in the air. The Fairies of Dunhuang have been said to be China’s greatest creative work, and a marvel of Earth’s historical art.