Aug 16, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019
Times vary
Exhibition Place

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE but also known as… The Ex) takes over Exhibition Place for over 2 weeks  signalling the ‘end of summer’ for students.

Once you’ve paid the entrance fee, all entertainment is FREE. To go on the amusement rides, you must have the RAD pass or buy coupons separately.

Admission Specials

If you purchase tickets online BEFORE August 16, you can save 38% (GA: $16.00 + fee)**

There is a FREE Kids Pass (5-13 yrs) available for a limited time (INFO).

There are a few dates/days you should keep in mind regarding ‘special‘ admission:

  • Aug 16: Opening Day – $10 (gates only)
    Ride Special: $22
  • Aug 19 & 26: Kids $2 Mondays  (13 & under w. Adult)
    ~ Ride special also available: 30 coupons ($22)
    ~ Available only at gates 
  • Mon – Thurs: $9 after 5:00 pm (except Labour Day)
    ~ Available at gates OR online on the day at 4:45 pm
  • Weekdays (10 am-1 pm): EXcelunch Special: $19.99 (except Labour Day)
    ~ Tickets avail. at Saskatchewan Gates, TTC/GO Gates and Princes’ Gates
    ~ Refund issued at the same entrance gate if you leave by 2pm

**  2019 General Admission: $19.99 + fee

NOTE: For ALL Online transactions there is a $2.99 transaction fee

Details on all of these special ticket offers can be found HERE

Bandshell Concerts

Enjoy FREE concerts (with admission) at the CNE’s Bandshell line-up includes Burton Cummings & Band (Aug 16), Johnny Orlando (Aug 20), April Wine (Aug 23), Jann Arden (Aug 24), Howard Jones (Aug 29), Walk Off The Earth (Aug 31), A Tribe Called Red (Sept 1) and more!

The full list of performers can be found via this LINK.

Special Events

The following are just some of the special events/shows.

For a complete list of the Special Events, you’ll find them all HERE

Visit the Ex’s website (link below) for up-to-date scheduling/info as programming is “subject to change” (esp. the concerts).


LOCATION:    Exhibition Place