Ride and Shine with TransLink at the PNE Fair, Aug. 19 to Sept. 4

Ride and Shine with TransLink at the PNE Fair, Aug. 19 to Sept. 4

The Ride and Shine bus at the 2022 PNE Fair

We’re back at the PNE Fair and we’re so excited to invite you to stop by!

Our exhibits this year are at three locations: between the Pacific Coliseum and the PNE Prize Home, the Revel District, and by the Hastings and Renfrew entrance near the PNE Forum.

Here’s what you can see and do!

Tour our buses

The PNE Fair is your chance to board our buses outside of their natural habitat!

Experience firsthand why the double-decker bus is a fan favourite with its panoramic views from the upper deck. We are one of only a handful of transit systems in Canada and the United States that operate double-decker buses. Look for our Tap in to Win bus and register your Compass Card for a chance to win weekly prizes or the grand prize of five years of free transit in Metro Vancouver!

Check out our PrideBus! This year, we partnered with distinguished local artist Joe Average to create a one-of-a-kind bus wrap featuring his iconic piece, Bee Line. 

Ask questions on board the “Ride and Shine” bus. Discover how you can go car-free this summer and bike, walk, ride, and roll to events. Plus! Learn how you can unlock special offers and discounts to your favourite summer spots with your Compass Card — including the PNE Fair. On 2-for-1 Fair Fridays, the first 5,000 people to show their Compass Card or proof of transit fare receive 2-for-1 admission to the PNE Fair, so get there early!

Enter for the chance to win tickets to the Summer Night Concerts

The Summer Night Concerts each evening feature some of music history’s biggest names in pop, rock, and R&B, as well as emerging artists who are on the rise!

This year’s performers are Aqua, Billy Idol, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Boney M featuring Maizie Williams, Boyz II Men, Doug and the Slugs with the VSO, Jason Derulo, Pink Martini featuring China Forbes, Stars of Drag, Tenille Townes, TLC, Walk off the Earth, and Yung Gravy & bbno$.

Want a chance to win tickets to the Summer Night Concerts? Simply visit our “Ride and Shine” bus and take the car-free pledge or stop by our Sweepstakes bus, register your Compass Card for our Tap in to Win sweepstakes and receive an entry ballot for our daily draw.

Transit through Metro Vancouver’s transit history

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.