Jan 13

Behind the Scenes at Playland!

Playland has been in maintenance mode over the holiday break to be sure our rides are in tip top shape for the 2017 season! One of the largest projects over this period has been the winter maintenance of the Westcoast Wheel! Our tech team at Playland is absolutely amazing and has spent countless hours dismantling these rides and putting them into hibernation! Check out some of the photos below to see behind the scenes of Playland maintenance/ hibernation mode.

Read on to get some great insight on our contest; on now at: Playland Ride Expert Contest! You could WIN a Playland Season Pass by simply doing out quiz and filling out the form! Don’t miss your chance for a summer of fun!

Wave Swinger

The Wave Swinger has all the chairs and chains removed to bring it to its maintenance mode over the winter!

 

Westcoast Wheel

The Westcoast Wheel dismantled and put into hibernation mode!

 

The Westcoast Wheel enclosures are stored away in their very own tent with heaters to have them ready for the 2017 Playland Season!

The Westcoast Wheel enclosures are stored away in their very own tent with heaters to have them ready for the 2017 Playland Season!

 

Merry-Go-Round

The Merry-Go-Round characters are all stored away to prevent them from being cold over the winter!

 

Flume

All the carts from our Flume ride are stored out of the water to prevent hypothermia!

 

In addition to putting the park into maintenance mode, our tech team is currently prepping the site for the 3 new rides coming to Playland this spring! Here is where one of them will be set up!

New Ride Prep Area

One of the THREE NEW RIDES to Playland this year has had the area prepped and ready for its arrival!

DONT FORGET! There are only a few days left to take advantage of the BEST OFFER OF THE YEAR on a Playland Season Pass!

Best Offer of the Year!

If you haven’t yet, make sure you complete our Playland Ride Expert quiz for a chance to WIN a Playland Season Pass for the 2017 season!

Dec 16

The Best Holiday Gift Ever!

Do you have an adrenaline junkie in the family, someone that likes to play carnival games, or who loves the HIGH energy of an amusement park? We have the perfect gift idea for them this holiday season! The Playland Season PlayPass is back with the BEST OFFER OF THE YEAR! That’s right; you won’t find a better deal on a Season PlayPass this year!

Playland Season PlayPass

Best Offer of the Year!

Season PlayPass holders get UNLIMITED access to over 30 rides and attractions here at Playland; including 3 NEW FAMILY RIDES! Take a sneak peak at the rides we have coming in 2017!

 

Top Secret New Playland Rides!

Need to start planning your Wooden Roller Coaster marathon? We have you covered! Check below for the 2017 Playland schedule!

Playland PlayPass 2017 Schedule

Get your Season PlayPasses at www.pne.ca! Follow @PNE_Playland on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to stay up to date with events in Hastings Park and to find out when the new rides will be unveiled.

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Jan 22

V5K Proud

The PNE has been a proud member of the Hastings Sunrise Community for 105 years, and boy have we seen the neighbourhood change! It seems that every day there is a new trendy restaurant or artisan cafe popping up and new families moving into this ever evolving, but always vibrant community.

We strive to not only produce attractions that all of Greater Vancouver can enjoy, but also events for our neighbours including a Farmers’ Market, annual Community Day at Playland and a Community BBQ. We’re also proud to host and support the events and initiatives of local community groups including this weekend’s LightWaterDrums lantern festival, community park walks, a Terry Fox Run for the local schools, an Easter egg hunt, the Learn to Fish Programs in the Sanctuary and numerous local conferences, workshops and festivals.

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The 2014 Winter Farmers’ Market ran every Sunday throughout October and November here at Hastings Park. We are excited to announce that the market will return this spring, fall and winter! More details to come!

Learn to fish

Did you know that you could learn about fish identification, conservation, safety, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging, casting and enjoy an hour of hands on fishing at the Sanctuary? The program starts up again March 14.

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We are proud to once again host LightWaterDrums this Saturday, January 24, from 5:30-9pm. Come out to the free lantern festival and celebrate the beauty of the dark and wet winters of Vancouver.

Neighbourhood BBQ

At the launch of summer, we host a free Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood BBQ to bring the community together in the beautiful garden’s and parks here at Hastings Park.

HLLDay

Since 2012 we have hosted a Hastings Little League day at Playland. $10 from every ticket sold on the day is donated to help the league in hosting the 2016 Little League Canadian National Tournament. In total $67,380 has been raised.

Biking

We are happy to support our community’s events and festivals. In events like the community Bike Fest we provided waste stations, bike racks, clean-up crews and administrative support.

As we move forward with Hastings Park permanently being our home we will continue to grow our connection with the local community with continuing to build our programs and outreach. Check out all of our Community Relations initiatives and for local residents, make sure you’re signed up to receive our community e-newsletter to keep up with what’s happening here at Hastings Park.