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PNE Fair: Our transportation past and future in 3D and virtual reality

This summer at the Transport 2050 Expo at the PNE Fair, you’re invited to take a trip into the future. But first, we need to make a stop in the past.

3D “MicroCity” model

Sneak peak: a snapshot of downtown Vancouver while the 3D “MicroCity” model is under construction.

Why does the region look the way it does? And what’s the history behind the shape of our communities and our streets?

Our 3D “MicroCity” model of Metro Vancouver and animated story will tell the tale! The MicroCity is made up of a 3D printed model and a gigantic LED display that will show you how the region has evolved. Find out how canoes, steam locomotives, streetcars and transit and automobiles changed the way we move. Learn about the key decisions that have shaped the layout of our communities. Accompanied by narration, lights, sound, and music, you’re invited to get to know the region!

VR Experience

Is this the region of the future? Experience it in 3D.

But what about the future?

It wouldn’t be Transport 2050 without a glimpse into what’s coming. Take a journey into 2050 by donning a pair of virtual reality googles. See what Metro Vancouver could look like in three decades and experience what future transportation could feel like.

It’s all happening at the Transport 2050 Expo at the PNE Fair—so come on down for a 3D, virtual reality voyage!

Don’t forget! We’re boosting transit service to make it easier for you to get to the PNE Fair. It’s also 2-for-1 adult admission on the Fridays with your Compass Card, Ticket or Wristband.

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