Admission and Event Info
We would love to have you join us at Knit City 2017, Canada’s premiere fibre arts festival! The show will take place September 30 – October 1, 2017 at the PNE Forum in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.
Our world-class Marketplace at the PNE Forum will be open Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st from 9am to 5pm.
For 2017 we will be offering classes from Friday September 29th through to Monday October 2nd. Classes will be offered at the Hastings Room on the PNE Fairgrounds adjacent to the Forum, at the Atrium Inn across the street from the Forum, and at the Sweet Georgia Studios in South Vancouver.
Detailed class and lecture schedule will be available on Friday May 5th. Class registration will open Thursday June 15th at 7pm Pacific Time.
Cancellation policy for classes is as follows: Cancellations occurring June 16th-July 15th receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee. Cancellations occurring July 16th – August 31st will receive a 50% refund less a $25 administration fee. Cancellations will not be accepted September 1st – September 29th. Cancellations will not be accepted for lecture tickets, at any date. Class and lecture registrants are welcome to transfer their spots to another attendee.
Marketplace admission is $10/day, with a $15 weekend pass option available. Marketplace admission is complimentary with the purchase of any class.
FOOD TRUCKS! We are pleased to welcome our favourite food trucks Varinicey Pakoras, Melt City, C’est Ci Bon, NamaChickpea, REEL Mac and Cheese and Big Red’s Poutine back to Knit City! They will be serving up delicious food and coffee for you all weekend long just outside of the Marketplace. The Forum Cafe, which is inside the Marketplace, will also be open and has an updated and fresh new menu for you to enjoy!
Parking is available at the PNE Forum at a rate of $12/day.
If you are travelling to Knit City from out of town, we recommend booking a hotel room at the Atrium Inn, which is across the street from the Forum.
AS OF FEBRUARY 20, THE ATRIUM INN KNIT CITY BLOCK IS SOLD OUT.
We have also secured a block of discounted rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Burnaby. Call 604-629-5173 to book and quote Knit City for the discounted rate of $159/night for single/double occupancy.
ABOUT THE NEIGHBOURHOOD + WHERE TO EAT
Knit City takes place in East Vancouver in an eclectic and diverse area called Hastings-Sunrise (also known as East Village). There are many places to eat, shop and get coffee. Here are some places we recommend:
COFFEE: Yes, there is a Starbucks down the street but instead why not try the Laughing Bean, a friendly, community oriented coffee shop that serves a great cup of Joe.
FOOD: For those of you staying at the Atrium Inn, there is of course the Press Box Pub. We have been assured that they will have more staff working the weekend of Knit City than they did last year, but due to the high volume of Knit City attendees at the hotel it will be busy (and loud – there is karaoke on Friday nights).
We encourage you to explore the neighbourhood – there are some hidden gems! Across the street from the hotel, you’ll find Pho Don and Blowfish Sushi (both are usually packed with Knit City attendees, especially at dinner). A short walk west on Hastings is the delicious Curry Zone and a little further on you’ll find Tacofino, Campagnolo Roma, and Tamam Mediterranean Food – we highly recommend them all.
SHOPPING: You must take a walk down to the LYS Baaad Anna’s ! This friendly shop is filled with beautiful yarn, including Hedgehog Fibres and Wollmeise. Not yarn related, but also worth a visit are: Red Cat Records and Tiny Finery (handmade jewellery, ceramics and gifts).
For lots more information on where to go and what to eat in the neighbourhood, visit here. We hope you enjoy your visit to East Vancouver!