Pacific National Exhibition
These photographs were created for the P.N.E. or collected by its staff. They document both the Pacific National Exhibition and other events that took place at the Hastings Park site.

Photographs of the fair depict a range of activities, including displays, competitions and shows, ceremonies, and the annual parade in downtown Vancouver.

Photographs not related to the fair depict the use of the grounds as a holding centre for Japanese and Japanese-Canadian internees during Work War II, activities at the Exhibition Park racecourse located at Hastings Park; and various shows and other events staged at the site outside of the fair.

This is a small selection of the nearly 9,000 images from the P.N.E. fonds which we have made available online.

This digitization project was made possible by funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia.
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