06/27/2014 05:30 EDT | Updated 06/28/2014 01:59 EDT

The 11 Best Things About PNE/Playland

The Pacific National Exhibition and Playland define summer in Vancouver like nothing else. From the rides to the concerts to the food and the showroom of weird household inventions, the PNE/Playland is a maker of sticky cotton-candy memories.

Here are the 11 best things about the annual tradition:

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below.