Jan 15

Food Containers

At the PNE we have a dedicated Food and Beverage team that not only manage year-round banquets and private events, the copious concession stands throughout the Pacific Coliseum, PNE Forum and Playland and deliver on the famous artist riders for all of our on-site concerts, but they also dream up new PNE managed, designed and produced food trucks, or technically food containers, as ours are made out of recycled shipping containers. Most of our food ‘containers’ are brought out for you to enjoy during The Fair, and get stored during the winter, being seen at the occasional Vancouver Giants‘ game, at Playland (opening May 16) and Fright Nights.

Our current creations include FunDunkers Mini Donuts, Shrimp Boat, Crazy Dogs,Colossal Cones, Yumza Pizzeria, Cheese Please, Fresh Cut Fries and Unroutine Poutine. This year we’re looking to add to the mix and we have a few trending food craves in mind.  So lucky us, we’ll be spending our winter performing some mouth watering ‘market research’ to help us create delicious and unique offerings for all of you enjoy at The Fair this August! Any requests?!?

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Aug 15

Fair Setup is in Full Swing!

Our crew has been hard at work getting the Fair set up for opening weekend! Hats off to our entire team, and extended team, who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create a fresh new Fair at the PNE.

From handling precious cargo straight from the set of Game of Thrones®, setting up the Chevrolet Performance stage for the Mosaic Music Series, rounding up our delicious food vendors, to putting together our brand new Get Animated Exhibit! They really do it all.

Ever wonder how the PNE grounds look just days before The Fair opens? The site transforms within the span of two weeks, so what you see here will be nothing like what you’ll see in person starting this Saturday!

Check out a few behind the scenes set-up photos below!

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We’ll see you opening weekend! Don’t forget that there are tons of ways to save at The Fair this year! For starters you can buy your Gate Pass online and save here! Check out all of the Ways to Save on our website!

Dec 5

The Search For That Holiday Feeling

With overflowing calendars, overwhelming shopping trips and endless to do lists, it is easy to blink and miss all of the magic the holiday season has to offer. But what if instead of adding another chore to your over-packed schedule you added in some holiday fun? Vancouver has no shortage of family holiday experiences that are sure to have your entire family bubbling over with holiday spirit!

BRIGHT NIGHTS AT STANLEY PARK

From chestnuts to hot chocolate or a train ride through the lit-up forest, there is no denying the holiday season is here.

CAPILANO CANYON LIGHTS

Walk amongst the trees and over the suspension bridge and marvel at the lights.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARGEN

Dancing lights, carollers and winter treats, all of your senses are sure to be delighted.

VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET

For truly unique gift ideas for everyone on your list and maybe a little something extra for you!

CHRISTMAS AT CANADA PLACE

Trees, trains and Santa, nothing is missed.

VANCOUVER GIANTS VS. EVERETT SILVERTIPS

Giants Teddy Bear Toss

A Canadian Winter favourite with a little goodwill. Watch the Vancouver Giants take on the Everett Silvertips on December 13 and bring a teddy bear to throw on the ice when the Giants score their first goal. All teddy bears will find a home through the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

And let’s not forget that the holiday season is not complete without the fresh smell of pine wafting through your home. All you need to do is visit the North Country Christmas Tree Sale across from Playland with your family and set out on a search for that perfect holiday tree.

Happy holidays!!