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Toronto’s Canadian Nationwide Exhibition and Vancouver’s Pacific Nationwide Exhibition are two large festivals locals look ahead to yearly.
I am a Vancouverite who has attended the PNE nearly yearly. After I received to chatting with one in every of my coworkers, Mira Nabulsi, who lives in Toronto and attends the CNE usually, we each realized there are such a lot of variations between the PNE and the CNE.
From the meals to the occasions and even the prices, there have been just a few main issues that basically stood out to us.
The PNE is approach cheaper than the CNE
Mira: The CNE, which is kind of in style throughout the previous couple of weeks of summer season, is kind of pricey, particularly when you examine it to what our pals on the west coast are doing. For instance, basic admission prices $25 for an grownup. However when you want to get on some rides, you would get a “Journey All Day Go” for $69.25. Yikes!
Ashley: I actually by no means thought that expensive Vancouver may have one thing that was thought of cheaper, however right here we’re. The PNE has very comparable ticket choices because the CNE — however with cheaper costs. Normal admission prices $18 upfront or $20 on the day of, a “Enjoyable Journey Go” is $34 upfront or $39 on the day of and final however not least, the “Thrill Seeker Journey Go” prices $45 upfront or $50.00 on the day of.
These costs could seem costly, however apparently, they’re cheaper than the CNE!
The CNE has higher views
Mira: The CNE is situated on the waterfront in Toronto. It’s miles sufficient from the Toronto metropolis skyline that it makes getting on the Ferris wheel throughout sundown price all of the photographs. You’ll be able to really get to The EX by using your bike and happening Martin Goodman Path on the waterfront, which is breathtaking.
Ashley: Though the PNE is close to Vancouver Harbour, you actually cannot see it. The honest is just about tucked into the town’s east facet and if you wish to catch some water views, you may must sneak a peek on high of one of many rollercoasters.
The PNE has an amusement park beside it
Mira: The CNE has over 60 rides and video games, however none are completely situated in Toronto’s exhibition place, sadly. Yearly, across the similar time, excluding these COVID-19 years, in fact, the CNE builds and takes down the rides and video games, so it is very seasonal. However then once more, who desires to get on a curler coaster throughout winter, yeah, positively not me!
Ashley: Playland Amusement Park is connected to the PNE and it’s open for much longer. Principally, you possibly can expertise all of the enjoyable of the rides outdoors of the PNE’s open dates.
The PNE is open from August 20 to September 5 — whereas Playland opened up on June 18 and can stay open till the Fall once they transition into the Halloween Fright Nights occasions.
CNE has wilder meals than the PNE
Mira: Calling all foodies, when you do not care about how a lot junk you possibly can eat in sooner or later, then be certain to check out all of the loopy eats on the CNE! From two-feet tacos, ketchup and mustard ice cream (yup, you learn that proper) and Flaming Scorching Cheetos burgers, the CNE positively doesn’t disappoint, and actually, the creativity by no means ends.
Ashley: Though the PNE has many choices to style take a look at this yr, nothing is as wild as ketchup and mustard ice cream. With that mentioned, it is possible for you to to search out some wild meals merchandise choices like cotton sweet noodles and different meals that may completely blow your thoughts.
The PNE has higher stay performances
Mira: I am not going to lie, aside from Marianas Trench and Howie Mendel, I do not fairly acknowledge the opposite performers on this yr’s CNE listing. Sorry, not sorry?
Ashley: The PNE has a fairly candy lineup for its Summer season Live performance Sequence this yr — together with Nelly on September 2. Sadly, this occasion bought out tremendous fast but when you will discover some tickets on the market, you continue to would possibly get the prospect to see him.
The CNE has a Nationwide Geographic exhibit
Mira: Apart from rides and wild meals to select from, the CNE additionally presents Torontonians the prospect to take a look at some unimaginable displays. The one which caught my consideration this yr is the Nationwide Geographic exhibit. This travelling exhibit will showcase photographs of wildlife that date again to 1903 and have their tales.
Ashley: The PNE does not have any exhibit just like the Nationwide Geographic exhibit, though they do have a Dinosaurs Across the World out of doors exhibition this yr!
The PNE has a brilliant outdated rollercoaster
Mira: The CNE is simply round in the course of the summer season, and due to that, the rides are “new,” if you wish to name them that. They might look rusty and outdated, however I would not essentially name them outdated. So, on that entrance, I assume the CNE is not as historic or significant because the PNE.
Ashley: “The Wood Curler Coaster is Playland’s most historic and spectacular attraction,” based on the PNE web site. It was constructed again in 1958!
It is an iconic trip that has been loved by Vancouver locals all through generations and fingers crossed that it’s not going anyplace anytime quickly.
Folks assume the CNE is healthier than the PNE
Mira: Nicely, it isn’t simply me saying it, however 80% of people that voted on a ballot we put up on urgloans’s Instagram pages final week mentioned the CNE is healthier than the PNE. And the persons are not unsuitable. Though I have not been to the PNE, personally, after talking with Ashley, I really feel the CNE has rather more hype and actions than the PNE, and the individuals completely agree!
Ashley: Personally, I can not say one or the opposite is healthier as a result of I’ve really by no means been to the CNE. Though the PNE has a particular place in my coronary heart, it appears as if Canadians assume the CNE is healthier than the PNE.