Fright Nights at Playland Unveils New Haunted House, The Bloodshed, for 2017 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Home to a family of ruthless mutant backwoods yokels, The Bloodshed, a dilapidated summer cabin that no one would ever want to vacation in, promises to be the goriest Halloween scene yet with rooms that capture such nightmarish and grisly detail, returning fans may be shocked they still can be scared out of their wits. Even the most cynical and seasoned Halloween fans will be on their phobic guards when they encounter the newest haunted house.

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Fright Nights at Playland Unveils New Haunted House, The Bloodshed, for 2017 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

The Fair at the PNE Kicks Off this Saturday with BBQ Cricket Burgers, Free Concerts, and More!

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You may soon notice a faint smell of mini donuts in the air… The Fair at the PNE is coming back to Vancouver this Saturday, August 19 and running until Monday, September 4 (Labour Day)!

Featuring rides, inventive food options, endless entertainment, and free concerts, the PNE is always a memorable occasion in Vancouver’s summer season. For 2017, the PNE is pulling out all the stops to keep you entertained with new attractions and shows here for this year only.

Check out some of the highlights to look forward to at this year’s Fair at the PNE…

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The Fair at the PNE Kicks Off this Saturday with BBQ Cricket Burgers, Free Concerts, and More!

Booze & Bumper Cars: “Adults Only” Evenings at Playland

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Photo credit: Remy Scalza

Didn’t think you’d ever get the chance to experience Playland without the constant buzz of young children? Think again! It’s time for adults to overtake the amusement park!

Playland will be hosting 19+ “adults only” nights beginning on July 7 and running every Friday for the month. The entire fairgrounds will be funny licensed, meaning you can sip on a cold beer or a cocktail while wandering around and figuring out which ride will make your stomach hurt the least. Alcohol and spinny rides, what could go wrong!? Continue reading:
Booze & Bumper Cars: “Adults Only” Evenings at Playland

Kids In Vancouver: A Local Family’s Spring Bucket List

Cherry Blossoms | Photo: VANCOUVER4LIFE (Flickr)

As the temperatures warm up and the Spring blossoms begin to decorate the city’s  landscape, local families are heading outdoors to take advantage of Vancouver’s natural surroundings, adventurous activities, and breathtaking scenery – and you can too.

To commemorate the start of a new season, my family has put together a Spring bucket list – a great way to encourage us to spend time together outdoors, enjoying the beauty of our city, and taking advantage of the warming weather as we kiss the Winter chill goodbye for another year. Here are some of the activities that top our bucket list for Spring.

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Kids In Vancouver: A Local Family’s Spring Bucket List

Cheap Date Night Idea: 2016 PNE Free Summer Concert Series

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The PNE opened up its gates for the festival of the summer this weekend, and we’ve already been treated to a few days of fun. One of the highlights of the PNE has got to be the free summer concerts that are held every night at 8:30pm.

It’s a unique venue and a unique opportunity to watch some of your favourite bands perform for free with fair gate admission ($17 at the gate or $13 online)! Without having to pay the cost of a concert ticket, you’ll have even more extra cash on hand to buy a couple extra bags of delicious mini donuts!

This year’s lineup for the 2016 PNE Summer Concert Series lineup includes:

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Cheap Date Night Idea: 2016 PNE Free Summer Concert Series

Kids In Vancouver: A Local Family’s Summer Bucket List

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Summer hiking in Vancouver | Photo: Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

Vancouver is known for its stunning sea-to-sky adventure scene – from zig-zagging down the ski slopes of the local mountains, to trekking up the tree-lined mountain trails, to kayaking and paddle boarding along the city’s coastline – the city has something to offer for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

While my family is fortunate to have been born and raised in the picturesque city of Vancouver, there are a number of local adventures that we have yet to try. That’s why each Summer, we put together a bucket list of new local gems we’d like to explore. Here’s what we’ve added to our Summer bucket list for this year.

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Kids In Vancouver: A Local Family’s Summer Bucket List

The Fair at the PNE Unveils 2016 Line Up Wtih All-New Programming And Returning Faves

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The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) unveiled its line-up for the 2016 Fair at the PNE, British Columbia’s most popular event and an annual tradition for thousands of families from across the province. With a diverse entertainment line-up that will appeal to families, teenagers and those who are young at heart, the 2016 Fair is set to be one of the most eagerly-anticipated in recent memory.

“The Fair at the PNE is one of British Columbia’s most beloved and iconic events,” says Mike McDaniel, President and CEO of the Pacific National Exhibition. “With a diverse and exciting line-up of all-new exhibits and shows, and returning favourites, the 2016 Fair at the PNE provides the best ticket value in BC while delivering top-tier family entertainment.” 

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The Fair at the PNE Unveils 2016 Line Up Wtih All-New Programming And Returning Faves