EVENT STATUS UPDATE
Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus and the banning of events involving 50 or more people, the Monster Jam event scheduled to take place at the PNE on the weekend of March 14th and 15th has been cancelled. As of mid-March, the organizers of the event hope that it can be rescheduled to take place instead later in the year.
Updates on the status of the event can be found on the Pacific National Exhibition website.
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 are two shows on the Saturday and one on the Sunday.
On both days 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 and continuing until noon. During the Pit Party, visitors can get close to the monster trucks, meet the drivers and take pictures.
Pit Party Passes must be purchased separately and are not included with regular general admission. The earlier part of the event costs an additional $15 and you must have a regular ticket to the main show in addition to that of the Pit Party.
During every show there is a variety of competitions including freestyle, two-wheel skills and racing. The audience gets 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 range from about $16 to $75 for each of the three shows. As stated above, if you want to come before an early afternoon show for the Pit Party you have 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 2020 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. (Note: trucks and drivers are 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. Playdome runs from March 20th until the 28th in 2020 (so beginning the weekend after Monster Jam). 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.