From: Sunday, Jul 21st, 2019
To: Sunday, Aug 4th, 2019
Vancouver Gay Pride 2019
Vancouver Gay Pride is not just a celebration for gays and lesbians. It’s a celebration of diversity and anybody who shares the ‘life is a cabaret’ spirit will feel right at home! Parties, tea dances, cruises, a parade and a spectacular final event makes this an unforgettable celebration every summer.
Va..va…voom.. August is Pride Season in Vancouver.
Vancouver gay pride is one of the most largest prides in North America and takes place in the sizzling Canadian Summer months of July & August attracting thousands of people from all around the world.
The parade begins at Robson Street and Thurlow Street, heads west to Denman Street, winds its way through the West End-the historic centre of Vancouver’s LGBT community, to Denman to Pacific Street and Beach Avenue and finishes at Sunset Beach Pride Festival and Market. To get to the parade take the bus or SkyTrain (Granville Station is within easy walking distance of the Parade starting point) as traffic restrictions are in place across the city.
80,000 people gather at Sunset Beach, where the party continues with a Festival of vendors, live music, beer gardens and more.
Other events include the Davie Street Party. Davie Street, in Vancouver’s West End, has been the historic epicentre for gay partying in Vancouver for decades; it’s home to most of the Best Gay & Lesbian Nightlife in the city. So it’s no surprise that the Davie Street Party kicks off the partying side of Vancouver Pride Week.
This year, the Davie Street Party won’t be just an adult affair: from 4pm – 6pm, the street party with be free and all-ages. At 6pm, there will be a 19+, ticketed area for adults only.
Vancouver’s Pride Week has plenty of events for those seeking to join the festivities, culminating in the Pride Parade on Sunday, August 4th. The days and weeks leading up to the parade and festival are always packed with spectacular events that are officially part of the fabulous Pride fun. Other events include the East Side Pride, a family friendly event in Grandview Park near Commercial Drive and The Picnic in the Park at Stanley Park.
The parade is immediately followed by a giant waterfront bash – the Sunset Beach Festival. About 125,000 people gather on Sunset Beach to listen to live music, browse vendor booths, kick back in the beer garden, take in sparkling views of English Bay, swim in the ocean, and frolic in the festive atmosphere.
As you can see from the map the gay area is quite compact and all within walking distance,
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Vancouver
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood (home to Western Canada’s largest gay population), Davie Village is where you’ll find vibrant pink bus shelters, lazy cafés, mouthwatering multicultural cuisine, oceanside strollers and sizzling nightclubs.
Video Of Vancouver Pride
Highlights of the Vancouver pride with interviews and more!
Recommended Hotels in Vancouver
We have selected some of the best hotels in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood close to all the gay bars and clubs.
5 Star – Great Location
Amazing floor to ceiling views of the city in a superb location.
4 Star – Pool & Gym
Great Location close to shopping, bars and downtown plus huge pool.
4 Star – Great Views
Stunning views, balcony rooms in the heart of the gay village.
3 Star – Designer Finish
Recently refurbished in the heart of the gay district with great amenities.