PNE expands choices for B.C. Day lengthy weekend

Folks in search of staycation actions this lengthy weekend will discover loads of choices at Hastings Park, the place the Pacific Nationwide Exhibition has expanded the variety of rides open at Playland in the course of the pandemic and can also be internet hosting one other drive-thru meals occasion.

Playland has been open for a number of weeks with a dozen rides obtainable, however among the park’s principal points of interest, just like the historic picket curler coaster and the pirate ship remained closed.


There at the moment are 24 rides obtainable to individuals who buy tickets on-line.

The park is open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays with a restricted capability.

“We had been thrilled to welcome households again on July 10 and we’re able to develop that providing, offering friends the chance to take pleasure in their favorite summer season thrill rides once more this yr,” mentioned PNE CEO Shelley Frost.


Along with the drive-thru meals choices, the honest can also be providing a dine-in choice for the B.C. Day lengthy weekend version of Style of the PNE.

Folks should purchase tickets on-line for particular occasions after which eat at an outside venue that will probably be restricted to 50 individuals at anybody time.

The meals sequence, which has already included Father’s Day and Canada Day occasions, is a means for among the PNE’s distributors to make a bit cash in a yr when the coronavirus has hit their backside strains exhausting.


“It’s wonderful. That is what we reside for and that is what we’ve been doing our complete lives,” mentioned Sam Douglas, of Henry’s Out of doors BBQ Hen. “With the ability to see some life again within the grounds, some individuals right here, has been an incredible feeling.”

Excursions of the PNE Prize House will even be obtainable on weekends for the remainder of August.