Reconnect with TransLink at the 2021 PNE Fair, Aug. 21 – Sept. 6

Reconnect with TransLink at the 2021 PNE Fair, Aug. 21 – Sept. 6

Visitors experience the 3D MicroCity model at the 2019 PNE Fair
Visitors experience the 3D MicroCity model at the 2019 PNE Fair

The PNE Fair is back for its 111th year with all the FUNdamentals! TransLink’s proud to be an official partner.

This year, the fair’s operating with reduced capacity and tickets must be purchased in advance from TicketLeader online or by calling 604.252.3700.

They’ve got all your favourite can’t miss shows and attractions, including the SuperDogs, live music on the Revel District Stage, West Coast Lumberjacks animal displays, rides, games, and all the fair foods. And TransLink’s can’t-miss Reconnect exhibit!


Here’s what to check out at the exhibit:

Experience the 3D “MicroCity” model

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, 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!

The 3D MicroCity model at the PNE Fair

Visit the historical museum bus

Board the historical, museum bus — a 1957 General Motors TDH-4512 bus, or commonly referred to as the “old look” bus. Why is it called that? You’ll want to stop by and ask one of the Transit Museum Society volunteers why!

Check out transit artifacts, memorabilia, and a timeline of transit in Metro Vancouver from 1890 to now.

The historical museum bus at the 2019 PNE Fair
The historical museum bus at the 2019 PNE Fair

Ask questions onboard the “Reconnect” bus

TransLink’s reconnecting you with the people and places you love. Learn all about the projects, services and initiatives that have been under way at TransLink over the last 18 months.

This includes the launch of the RapidBus and the Burrard Chinook SeaBus, as well as innovative partnerships such as providing bus capacity predictions to customers in the Transit app and testing copper coating on transit to kill bacteria on transit surfaces.

The TransLink Reconnect outreach bus

Tour a double-decker bus

There are 32 double-decker buses in the Metro Vancouver transit fleet, operating on the longer haul, suburban bus routes such as the 301, 351, 555, and 620. Its panoramic views from the upper deck create a unique experience for transit riders. Tour the bus at the PNE Fair and experience why it’s a favourite among our customers.

The double-decker bus at Vancouver Transit Centre

Unlock discounts on local tours and attractions

This summer, TransLink and Destination Vancouver are inviting you to reconnect with local sights and experiences across Metro Vancouver.

Find out how you can access discounts on local tours and attractions, including 25 per cent off on Viator, as well as discounts and perks when you show your Compass Card.

Share your ideas for improving the transit system …and more!

Customers are at the heart of everything we do, so we want to hear your ideas for improving the experience on transit.

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