Saturday August 18th until Monday September 3rd, Hastings Park in east Vancouver hosts the Pacific National Exhibition. Many guests of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville make this an annual event on their calendar.
The Fair has great music! From the classic hits of Rick Springfield to the hip hop/rock of Down With Webster and the timeless appeal of Olivia Newton-John, there’s something for everyone! Rock out to the hits of Heart, Our Lady Peace, and the legendary sounds of Trooper! Check out country singing sensations Emerson Drive and Chad Brownlee and take in the sounds of Lifehouse and Prism. Don’t miss multi-talented Nick Carter and the energy of HANSON. And this is just some of the great live bands at this year’s fair!
Returning this year are the perennial favourites The SuperDogs. As well, various pieces of ‘Eco-Sculptures’, created by the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, will be on display throughout the fairgrounds. This year there will be 6 sculptors competing in the Sand Sculpture Competition.
This year’s PNE Prize Home will be nestled in a brand new luxury location, Sun Peaks Resort! Take a tour of the breathtaking home designed by Jillian Harris of Extreme Makeover Home Edition! Guests of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville will be excited to know that the Grand Prize includes natural and rustic finishing plus all furnishings, appliances, home electronics and stocked sports room!
The PNE Feature Pavilion will showcase the new Star Trek Exhibit. This expansive exhibit has a footprint of almost 20,000 square feet. The Star Trek Exhibit will take you through the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and feature a display of original costumes, masks and ship models.
The PNE is proud to host the 2nd Annual Vancouver Rib Festival featuring top Champion BBQ Pit Masters. Five National Teams will feature some of the best award winning barbecue you can eat – so come on down and taste barbecue ribs, brisket and pulled pork made from real tried and true champions.
What fair would be complete without time spent on the mid-way. Playland will be running full out, with rides and games for everyone.
Taking public transit to the PNE from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville is easy too, with most major transit lines running along Granville Street!