MONSTER TRUCKS AND COVID-19
The Vancouver event was cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether the event returns in 2021 is to be determined.
Monster Jam in Vancouver
In 2020 Monster Jam was supposed to happen on the Saturday and Sunday of March 14th and 15th at the PNE in the Pacific Coliseum. Featuring an array of monster trucks, there were going to be two shows on the Saturday and one on the Sunday. However, the event was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
On both days in 2020 there were going to be shows at 1:00 pm and on the Saturday, March 14th, there was going to be an additional show at 7:00 pm. Before both the 1:00 pm shows there was supposed to be a ‘Pit Party’ starting at 10:30 am which would have continued until noon. During the Pit Party, visitors would have been able to get close to the monster trucks, meet the drivers and take pictures.
Pit Party Passes were to be purchased separately as they were not included with regular general admission. The earlier part of the event was going to cost an additional $15 and a regular ticket to the main show would have been required in addition to that of the Pit Party.
During every show there were a variety of competitions planned, including freestyle, two-wheel skills and racing. The audience would have been able to vote from their smartphones for the winners of the two-wheel skills and freestyle competitions.
Monster Jam Ticket Prices
Ticket prices depend on where you sit in the arena and how close you want to be to the monster trucks. The prices in 2020 were going to range from about $16 to $75 for each of the three shows. As stated above, if you wanted to come before an early afternoon show for the Pit Party you would have had to buy an additional Pit Party Pass for $15.
For tickets to the event see the Monster Jam website.
SPRING BREAK IN VANCOUVER
For a list of other events taking place in the Lower Mainland during the school holidays in March see our article about Vancouver at Spring Break. Top activities include performances by Shen Yun (a performing arts group based out of the United States), Playdome at BC Place, FlyOver Iceland shows at Canada Place, the musical Anything Goes in North Vancouver and more!
2020 Monster Jam Trucks & Drivers
At the Monster Jam event there is a variety of trucks with unique names and decorations. Below were the featured trucks for 2020, until the event got cancelled. (Note: trucks and drivers were subject to change.)
- Dragon – driven by Darren Migues
- Grave Digger – driven by Randy Brown
- Just Get Er Done Second Generation – driven by Brandan Tulachka
- Monster Mutt Dalmatian – driven by Kaylyn Migues
- Raminator – driven by Mark Hall
- Rammunition – driven by Kurt Kraehmer
- Scooby-Doo – driven by Linsey Read
- Wild Side – driven by Zack Garner
Tips and Suggestions
Below are some tips to help make this the best monster truck show experience for you.
TIP #1: Bring some earplugs with you. Monster Trucks are known for being extremely loud so it is recommended that you protect your ears in some way. This is especially important if you have small children in your party.
TIP #2: If you’re super into monster trucks, get the Pit Party Pass so you can get up close and take some cool photos with the trucks and/or drivers.
TIP #3: If you have tickets to the Sunday show, consider checking out the Hastings Park Farmers Market while you’re in the area. The market is a great place to get lunch or snacks beforehand and they also have free parking for market patrons.
PLAYDOME AMUSEMENT RIDES AT BC PLACE
Another fun thing to do with kids at Spring Break is to check out the amusement rides at Playdome at BC Place Stadium. The event features over 30 rides and tickets start at just $33 for an all-day pass.
See our article about Playdome for more information.
For more details about the event and for tickets, visit the Monster Jam Vancouver website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver Events in March
- Vancouver Events at Spring Break
- Lower Mainland Car Shows
- Vancouver Events at the PNE
- Vancouver Rainy Day Activities
* Photos of Monster Jam in this article are copyright ©2014, Feld Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission from Feld Entertainment.