Knit City | A Modern Fibre Event

September 29, 2017

PNE Forum, East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Admission $10

Marketplace hours 9am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday

Classes offered Friday, September 29 – Monday October 2

The show will take place September 30 – October 1, 2017 at the PNE Forum.

Knit Citys world-class Marketplace at the PNE Forum will be open Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st from 9am to 5pm.

For 2017 they 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 (Monday only).

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. Refunds will not be given for lecture tickets, or lecture + marketplace pass, at any date. Class and lecture registrants are welcome to transfer their spots to another attendee.

Any questions at all, please email us at

Marketplace admission is $10/day, with a $15 weekend pass option available. Marketplace admission is complimentary with the purchase of any class. Marketplace Weekend Passes can be purchased in advance here.

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.


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.

BARS: Head west down Hastings and have a drink and a bite at Jackalopes or The Brighton. Or take a 30-min walk or 10-min drive/cab ride to get to Odd Society Spirits – a small batch gin distillery.

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!”

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