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

Playland at the PNE Opens for the 2016 Season this Weekend

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The true sign of summer starting is the first opening of the gates of local-favourite, Playland at the PNE. The oldest amusement park in Canada will open up on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10am to kick off a summer of foot long hot dogs, roller coaster rides, and stuffies won at the arcades.

Playland will only be open on the weekends in Vancouver until late June, when it stays open all week long. Luckily, it’s just sun in the forecast for our fair city, so it’s a great time to line up and get soaked on the flume ride.

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Playland at the PNE Opens for the 2016 Season this Weekend

Fright Nights at Playland is Back With a New Season of Horrors, Oct. 9-Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Western Canada’s most terrifying adult themed Halloween event, Fright Nights at Playland, is back this year, with seven haunted houses and fifteen fear-inducing rides.

For the first time ever, visitors will be able to ride Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride during the Halloween season, as The Beast makes its Fright Nights debut. With a terrifying pendulum arm, guests will be swung 120 degrees in either direction while sitting in seats that spin 360 degrees, reaching speeds of more than 90 km/hr and heights of over 125 feet.

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Fright Nights at Playland is Back With a New Season of Horrors, Oct. 9-Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Tickets for Fright Nights 2015 on Sale Now: 7 Haunted Houses, 15 Rides, Infinite Screams

Photo sourced from FrightNights.ca

Photo sourced from FrightNights.ca

The scariest thing about this year’s Fright Nights in Vancouver may be how fast tickets will sell out.

The freakish Halloween tradition, which transforms family-friendly Playland into a gruesome haunted amusement park, is back for another gory instalment this Oct. 9-Nov. 1. Tickets go on sale this week for Fright Nights 2015, which promises to be creepier than ever – with an ensemble of haunted mansions, trained “roving scarers,” hideous sideshow acts and, of course, Playland’s scariest rides. Continue reading:
Tickets for Fright Nights 2015 on Sale Now: 7 Haunted Houses, 15 Rides, Infinite Screams

Playland Opens this Weekend with a Thrilling New Ride for 2015

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Playland at the PNE, Vancouver’s only amusement park, will be kicking off its 2015 season this Saturday, May 16th at 10:00am and will be open every weekend until June 21st, when it will remain open every day of the week for the rest of the summer.

This year, Playland will be introducing a new ride into their lineup of lovable favourites that include the famous Coaster, Corkscrew, Crazy Beach Party, and the Hellavator (full list of rides is here). New for 2015, thrill-seekers can check out “The Beast” a stomach-churning, high-flying monster of a ride!

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Playland Opens this Weekend with a Thrilling New Ride for 2015