CNE: Canadian National Exhibition Canadian National Exhibition: Get a FREE CNE Kids Pass for 2022 Get a FREE CNE Kids Pass + Buy Advance Tickets!

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Get ready to take the kiddos to the Canadian National Exhibition this summer, because free Kids Passes are now available for the 2022 CNE.

The CNE Kids Pass is valid for grounds admission only for one child age 13 or younger – for reference, advance admission passes are priced at $20.00 for all ages, while child admission at the gate in 2019 was $16.00 (2022 pricing has not been revealed).

Simply visit the CNE Kids Pass website to download a Kids Pass for free – note that only digital passes will be distributed this year.

Free CNE Kids Passes are available until August 18 and passes can be used at The Ex from August 19 to September 5.


Posted May 25: Get CNE Advance Tickets for 2022

The Canadian National Exhibition is officially back for 2022 and advance tickets to this year's fair are on sale now.

CNE advance tickets are available online until opening day and we've listed the early bird prices below – note that online orders are subject to a $1.99 service fee per ticket.

The Ex is open this year from August 19 to September 5, marking the first time the CNE has been held in Toronto since 2019, after the 2020 and 2021 events were both cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of May 19, CNE gate specials for 2022 have not been announced and it's unknown if there will be any additional discounts during select times like in previous years (we'll update this post once they're announced).

CNE advance ticket prices are effective until August 18. Note that advance tickets for the cancelled 2020 CNE will also be accepted for 2022 at the gate – remember to save your digital ticket on your smartphone prior to arrival.

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    • Wow, I feel old - I remember $6 tickets being a common discounted price.
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    • Thanks OP! Anyone know if infants/toddlers enter free?
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    • Wow, I feel old - I remember $6 tickets being a common discounted price.
      Wasn't that after 5pm?
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    • FYI, last time they were open was in 2019 and the all day ride ticket price was $37.

      EDIT. They are charging TAX now?! What changed?
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    • Let's go the the EX!!
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    • any idea if casino will be open this year and sending out casino passes?
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    • How much was general admission before pandemic?
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    • any service fee they put on top if this? if so I would wait until they sell them on the gift card racks in stores like prior years.
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    • How much was general admission before pandemic?
      https://www.redflagdeals.com/deal/event ... august-15/



      Skip the lines at the 2019 Canadian National Exhibition this summer, because advance tickets are on sale now and you can take up to 38% off gate prices!

      Advance tickets are available until August 15 and we've listed the ticket offers along with this year's gate specials during the fair -- note that online orders are subject to a $2.99 processing fee, but you can avoid the fee by buying advance tickets in-person at select grocery stores.

      Advance Tickets

      Admission Pass, All Ages - $16.00 (regularly $19.99), includes grounds admission only
      Ride All Day Pass, All Ages - $41.00 (regularly $65.99), includes grounds admission and unlimited midway rides

      Gate Specials

      Opening Day Deal (August 16 only) - $10.00 admission for all ages
      Kid's Toonie Monday (August 19 and 26 only) - $2.00 kids admission when accompanied by a paying adult
      $9.00 Nights - $9.00 admission after 5:00 PM from Monday to Thursday, excluding Labour Day
      EXcelunch Special - $19.99 admission on weekdays between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM + full refund if exiting before 2:00 PM

      The Ex is open this year from August 16 to September 2, 2019 and advance ticket prices are effective until August 15, while Gate Specials are only available on select days during the 2019 CNE. Printed and digital tickets are accepted at the gate -- be sure to save your ticket on your smartphone prior to arrival if you're planning to present your ticket digitally.
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    • Here's what's coming up:
      Advance Admission Pass
      $20.00 + $1.99 Service Fee per Ticket ea.
      1
      $21.99
      SUBTOTAL $21.99
      HST $2.86
      TOTAL $24.85

      Advance Ride All Day Pass
      $41.59 + $1.99 Service Fee per Ticket ea.
      1
      $43.58
      SUBTOTAL $43.58
      HST $5.67
      TOTAL $49.25
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    • any service fee they put on top if this? if so I would wait until they sell them on the gift card racks in stores like prior years.
      Yes there is.

      Personally, I'd say wait and see what admission promos there are (cheaper evenings, retail gift cards, etc ...) and go from there? Even our corporate code thread.

      Edit: In 2019, the CNE Gift Cards ended up being cheaper than advance tickets. I wrote about it in 2019.
      2019 Grocery Store Pricing
      GA: $16

      2019 Advance Tickets
      GA: $16 + $2.99 Order Fee
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    • is the Advance Admission Pass for $20 already after the discount? seems pretty high
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    • Service fee used to be per order, now its per ticket
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    • Mask up! And have fun. Germs are still here.
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    • Also worth noting for people who meet the standard below.

      As someone with multiple (4+) non-visible physical disabilities, I'm happy to see them actively recognize the fact that disability has a much broader meaning than "you look different than a non-disabled person."

      https://theex.com/main/guest-info/acces ... e%20online.

      CNE Admission Policy
      Persons with Disabilities
      In keeping with other Toronto attractions, a CNE guest with a disability receives a 50% discount on regularly-priced CNE admission upon self-declaration to CNE gate staff. This discount applies to “in-person” (at the CNE entry gates) purchases only.
      If a guest with a disability requires assistance during their CNE visit, they receive complimentary admission for their support person upon presentation of an Access 2 Card. This special CNE discount is not available online. The CNE uses the same definition of “disability” as the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which includes both visible and non-visible disabilities.
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    • No Free parking
      No Free refreshment

      lots sun burn😲
      looong time waiting in lines ..... :facepalm:
      waiting in lines for bathroom????? 😂
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    • wait for the corporate discount codes to come online. I hope that beats this price.
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    • Today is May 19th!!!

      Now that really is an advanced sale!


      I gotta be this guy one time ... just because I got so much flack for posting the deal and then COVID hit lol
      December 2019 post about advance tickets

      I still got my tickets, ready to go! 😂
      Ah shit. I take that back!! Now that's an advance sale!
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