PLAYLAND AT THE PNE
One of the most popular attractions at the PNE site is Playland Amusement Park which is a 15-acre amusement park that has hosted millions of thrillseekers of all ages since it opened in 1910.
The Park was named “Happy Land” in 1926 and remained on the original site until 1958, when it was moved to its present site and re-opened under the name, Playland. Their marquee attraction is by far the beloved 1958 Wooden Roller Coaster which remains to be the most popular ride on the site and one of the most highly regarded wooden coasters in the world.
The regular season lasts from May to the end of September every year. Playland has added three new family rides – you can spin your way through a magical land on the new coaster ride, Bug Whirled, peddle your way to the clouds flapping your wings on The Flutterbye, then take the plunge on the marvelous mechanical Dizzy Drop. And for the absolute thrill seeker the park has Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast. Try it if you dare!
During the Summer months The PNE also holds great concerts for everyone to enjoy and various other major shows and events – check here for their Schedule for the 2017 Summer season. http://www.pne.ca/showsandevents/index.html
EAST VILLAGE – SUNRISE HASTINGS DISTRICT
Located around the intersection of Nanaimo and Hastings street is a popular virbrant village that is commonly known to residents as Sunrise Hastings, over the last few years this neighbourhood has been transformed and is fast becoming a popular district for young and old! It is a vintage village with a progressive attitude and this perfectly sums up this area.
This is a great area for anyone who likes food and drink and there is a vast array of different bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from, here are some of our top picks in the neighbourhood, you really should check them out, its a great great area to visit and to many this is what Vancouver is all about!
THE RED WAGON RESTUARANT
This is a cute diner that is well known to all in Vancouver and has great food and prices for you to enjoy, a hip local diner with an all day menu that serves great comfort food and awesome cocktails and beers.
THE BRIGHTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB
There are not many neighbourhood bars like this one and it is truly your real deal community bar. with daily drinks specials & yummy food that is brought in from the local businesses of the area. They have live music on Thursdays and Fridays and karaoke on the weekends. The bands that play here are eclectic and offer up sounds for all to enjoy from all over the world such as Latin flare, good old fashioned rock and pop , music for everyone to enjoy. It is a busy and boisterous bar that always offers a great time – the staff here are awesome!