CNE: Canadian National Exhibition CNE 2019 Advance Tickets: Up to 38% Off Admission + Ride All Day Passes Until August 15 Up to 38% Off Advance Tickets for the 2019 CNE!

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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

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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    • Glad to see they're still offering the EXcelunch Special ticket. I usually only go for a couple of hours to walk around and eat lunch.
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    • sprung wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 10:33 am
      @TomRFD

      some good musical acts this year too. Jann Arden and Howard Jones each cost well over $40 if you go to see them on tour. Included with admission

      https://theex.com/main/entertainment/mu ... bandshell/
      Definitely a good incentive to visit if you're a fan of one of the artists performing. Nothing in this years lineup really interests me though. They need to bring Hanson back. :lol:
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    • Is there no ice skating and acrobatics show this year? It was a pretty popular show, but I see that the silk lantern exhibit is in the Coca-Cola Coliseum this year and I can't find a mention of the skating show.
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    • Yayyyyyy... CNE is back!!!!!!!! Just can't wait for it. 😃
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    • silverele wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 10:39 am
      Is there no ice skating and acrobatics show this year? It was a pretty popular show, but I see that the silk lantern exhibit is in the Coca-Cola Coliseum this year and I can't find a mention of the skating show.
      I just checked the website, and pretty disappointed that the sculptures at the silk lantern exhibit will be exactly the same from 2018.
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    • TomRFD wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 10:36 am
      Definitely a good incentive to visit if you're a fan of one of the artists performing. Nothing in this years lineup really interests me though. They need to bring Hanson back. :lol:
      Personal favourite was 54-40 with Junkhouse back in Sept 2016. It wasn't even a full house that night. Want to see them again but tour tickets are over $50.
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    • Never been to CNE. Can someone tell me the difference between the all day pass and this. Are rides not included in this?
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    • every summer i wait for the only festival and thats CNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      Nandatto!!!!!
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    • TomRFD wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 10:31 am
      Glad to see they're still offering the EXcelunch Special ticket. I usually only go for a couple of hours to walk around and eat lunch.
      Never heard of this, is lunch included or something? There's no details on the website
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    • jewclaw wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 1:43 pm
      Never heard of this, is lunch included or something? There's no details on the website
      You pay for this special ticket which is available between 10am and 1pm on weekdays. It's $20 and as long as you leave before 2pm, you get refunded on your way out.
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    • jewclaw wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 1:43 pm
      Never heard of this, is lunch included or something? There's no details on the website
      @jewclaw

      Lunch NOT included. It is for people that want to visit at lunchtime for the food deals. You go in explore, eat, and get your money back on admission if you leave before 2PM

      https://theex.com/main/guest-info/tickets/ticket-prices

      EXcelunch Special
      All ages

      $19.99

      Includes grounds admission from 10 am until 1 pm on weekdays. EXcelunch tickets are available at Saskatchewan Gates, TTC/GO Gates and Princes' Gates from 10 am to 1 pm weekdays, excluding Labour Day Monday. Refund issued at the same entrance gate if you leave by 2pm.
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    • LETS GO TO THE EX!!!
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    • sprung wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 1:52 pm
      @jewclaw

      Lunch NOT included. It is for people that want to visit at lunchtime for the food deals. You go in explore, eat, and get your money back on admission if you leave before 2PM

      https://theex.com/main/guest-info/tickets/ticket-prices

      EXcelunch Special
      All ages

      $19.99

      Includes grounds admission from 10 am until 1 pm on weekdays. EXcelunch tickets are available at Saskatchewan Gates, TTC/GO Gates and Princes' Gates from 10 am to 1 pm weekdays, excluding Labour Day Monday. Refund issued at the same entrance gate if you leave by 2pm.
      I've been going for 30 years and first time learning about this!
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    • Obligitory, go to the CNE casino which opens up 2 weeks before the CNE, sign up for VIP (free) and get free entrance and free parking for the duration of the CNE.

      They will say u need to play at the casino for 3 hours but once you sign up, come back 3 hours later.

      Easiest/cheapest way is to either play the $1 crown and anchor big wheel and sign up or go play poker qnd fold every hand
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    • That is a very expensive ticket. :o $41 (advanced too) oh my.
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    • TomRFD wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 10:31 am
      Glad to see they're still offering the EXcelunch Special ticket. I usually only go for a couple of hours to walk around and eat lunch.
      That is a fantastic idea and never heard about it before. Thanks for posting this.
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    • TomRFD wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 10:31 am
      Glad to see they're still offering the EXcelunch Special ticket. I usually only go for a couple of hours to walk around and eat lunch.
      Thanks. Never knew this existed. This "deal" / opportunity should be in it's own thread.

      $19.99 Includes grounds admission from 10 am until 1 pm on weekdays. EXcelunch tickets are available at Saskatchewan Gates, TTC/GO Gates and Princes' Gates from 10 am to 1 pm weekdays, excluding Labour Day Monday. Refund issued at the same entrance gate if you leave by 2pm.

      So if you go on a weekday between 10am and 1pm and leave by 2pm it's FREE.
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    • wahabk1234 wrote:
      Jun 27th, 2019 12:27 pm
      Never been to CNE. Can someone tell me the difference between the all day pass and this. Are rides not included in this?
      Rides are NOT included in this price. The $10 is general admission (good all day Aug. 16).
      There's also an option for Mon-Thursday after 5pm for $9.
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    • Thanks for the heads up~
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