Jan 1

New Year News

HAPPY NEW YEAR! January 1st always seems to bring feelings of endless possibilities and an anticipation for what’s ahead, and for the staff here at the PNE, this couldn’t be more true. After spending countless hours these past few months carving out brand new ideas for 2014, we’re eager to now roll out over the next few months some new, big and thrilling plans for all of your favourite attractions! 2014 will be an exciting year here at the PNE, and hope the same for all of you!

We’ll be announcing many of our plans over the next few months, but in the spirit of sharing New Year’s goals, here’s a bit of a teaser for what’s in store…



Rock out, drive hard and hold on! Rock-N-Cars is a brand-new attraction to Playland this season.  It’ll be FREE with admission and ready for opening day on May 3.


Our concert lineup is almost locked down, we're already getting in application from NEW unique food vendors, and are working through plans for SEVERAL brand new shows, exhibits and attractions.

Our concert lineup is almost locked down, we’re already receiving applications from NEW unique food vendors, and we’re working through plans for SEVERAL brand new shows, exhibits and attractions. It’s going to be a whole new Fair this year!


We're not willing to risk losing our title of Western Canada's Scariest Haunt. So that in mind, we'll have some scream-worthy news to share on the fright front later this year.

We’re not willing to risk losing our title of Western Canada’s Scariest Haunt. So that in mind, we’ll have some scream-worthy news to share on the fright front later this year.


We’ll be sharing more 2014 plans with you as the year rolls along, so come back often for more updates!


Oct 25

Face Your Fears at Fright Nights

Halloween is just around the corner and with so many themed attractions and events to take in throughout the city, it can be hard to decide what one to go to.  Well, we’ll make it easy for you, choose Fright Nights at Playland if you’re wanting a truly terrifying experience. You may think that we’re biased, so don’t take our word, let’s see what some of the city’s top bloggers have to say.

Hello Vancity

‘Inside the Haunted Mansion, my favourite house, an impressively agile zombie girl, nearly made me swallow my own heart when she scuttled out like a crab from a behind rocking chair, and popped out to scare us- it both was terrifying and hilarious! “Why are you laaaaughing?” she screeched, chasing us into the next bedroom.’ See More

 604 Now

‘To get an idea of which Haunted House is the scariest, we waited outside the exit of each house and asked a random 10 people exiting each Haunted House to rate their experience on a scare scale of 1-10. 1 being it made you yawn, and 10 being they nearly pee’d themselves at one point. We averaged the ratings for a final score…’ See More

She’s a Valley Mom

‘This was my first time taking a spin on the ATMOSFEAR — a breathtaking experience that offers an unparalleled panoramic view of the entire city, or on the flip side, a height defying, dizzy blur that leaves you begging for solid ground! Note to self: do not eat a greasy burger before being elevated 218ft up in the sky while spinning 360° at 70km/hr.’ See More

Vancouver Mom

‘The staff costumes and make-up are some of the most amazing I have seen in person to date. They are super scary and incredibly awe-inspiring, so you want to get close but you are still too scared to get really close. They really are incredible, even taking on their characters to really bring them to life. For example, there was one cast member who is dressed up as a demonic little girl. She will wail for people to play with her and it is spine tingling!’ See More


Fright Nights at Playland is open select days until November 2.  Tickets can sell out, so secure the date you want to go before it’s too late.

Fright Nights is not recommended for those aged 12 & under, Seniors 65+, people with high blood pressure or pregnant women. Passes to Fright Nights provided unlimited access to 6 Haunted Houses, 12 rides and 2 Monsters of Schlock sideshows.

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Oct 16

Paranormal Activity at Playland

Are you looking for the most frightening Halloween experience this October? Well then Fright Nights at Playland is for you. Not only because it’s Western Canada’s scariest haunt, but also because Playland has been proven to be haunted… and we’re not referring to the actors that stalk you during the event with chainsaws and axes, we’re talking the real deal.

On September 27, 2013, The Vancouver Paranormal Society undertook an overnight investigation in Playland. Using advanced camera and recording devices the group experienced a number of circumstances which could not be explained other than saying that there were supernatural forces present. These include EVP’s (electronic voice phenomenon) and video footage. The most impressive evidence of the evening was video footage captured on the midway which showed a stationery camera rotating 45 degrees without any ‘living’ thing touching it. There was also a still camera shot that produced a blurred image running past the screen. Keep in mind Playland was closed during the investigation and the only ‘living humans’ on the grounds were the six members of the Paranormal Society team.

With the supernatural and the team of frightening creatures, six haunted houses and 12 rides all onsite to thrill, stalk and haunt you this Halloween season, Fright Nights is guaranteed to scare the living daylights out of you.


Vancouver Paranormal Society footage from the Playland Mainline seconds before the blurred image passed the camera

Vancouver Paranormal Society on the Playland Mainline.

Vancouver Paranormal Society footage from the Playland Mainline of a blurred image passing their camera