One of the pure, joyous days spent in British Columbia will be at Playland Park. It’s one of Canada’s most popular attractions as the amusement park features rides, games, a mini-golf course, a climbing wall and a fully-functioning arcade. Plus, everyone can enjoy fine dining at several food pavilions inside the park.
Among the 35 rides offered are three roller coasters, including the iconic Wooden Roller Coaster. The ride first opened to the general public in 1958 and is one of only 22 wooden roller coasters still operating in the world today. For those self-described thrill-seekers, take a ride on the Corkscrew roller coaster found inside the Playland Park. Riders can travel up to 218 feet in the air before coming back down to earth in a 360-degree spin at 70 MPH.
Who doesn’t love a good pendulum ride? Well, Playland Park is home to one of the best called The Beast. Guests will swing in a 120-degree angle that could take you to a height of over 125 feet by the ride’s end. If you take life at a slower pace, then head over to the Westcoach Wheel, a ferris wheel that offers a great view of British Columbia from atop.
Children under 10 years old can visit Playland Park’s Kids Place. It’s the perfect environment for families to create priceless memories together. Kids Playce holds three rides (Bug Whirled, The Flutterbye and Dizzy Drop) that are the ideal introduction to amusement parks for youngsters.
Playland Park can be found on the property of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) in the heart of Vancouver. The fairgrounds opened in 1910 to allow fellow Canadians to become more familiar with the British Columbia region. The PNE host several significant civic (annual local fair, October’s Fright Night, etc.) events. Playland Park is open from May to September. Please check our website at pne.ca for operating hours.